US Pat. No. 10,169,709

AVOIDING INCOMPATIBILITY BETWEEN DATA AND COMPUTING PROCESSES TO ENHANCE COMPUTER PERFORMANCE

SAS INSTITUTE INC., Cary...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising program code executable by a processor for causing the processor to:receive a plurality of time series, each time series of the plurality of time series comprising respective data points arranged in a sequential order over a respective period of time;
determine that a first time series in the plurality of time series is compatible with a three-stage forecasting process by:
determining that the first time series spans at least a minimum time duration usable with the three-stage forecasting process;
determining that the first time series does not include a time period with inactivity as indicated by a timespan of at least a predetermined length with data points having magnitude values below a predetermined magnitude-threshold;
identifying a pattern of data-point magnitudes in the first time series indicating that the first time series exhibits a seasonal characteristic, the seasonal characteristic being a repetitive characteristic that repeats over a predetermined time period;
determining that the first time series comprises a magnitude spike with a value above a preset magnitude threshold by analyzing a plurality of data-point magnitudes in the first time series, the magnitude spike indicating a moving event that occurs on different days for at least two consecutive years; and
in response to determining that the first time series (i) spans at least the minimum time duration, (ii) lacks the time period with inactivity, (iii) exhibits the seasonal characteristic, and (iv) comprises the magnitude spike with the value above the preset magnitude threshold, determining that the first time series is compatible with the three-stage forecasting process;
subsequent to determining that the first time series is compatible with the three-stage forecasting process:
identify a plurality of time-series groups that are compatible with the three-stage forecasting process;
determine that the first time series is to be incorporated into a particular time-series group among the plurality of time-series groups by:
determining an attribute of the first time series, the attribute comprising a frequency of events in the first time series, a timing of events in the first time series, an average percentage of lift with respect to a base time series, or a maximum percentage of lift with respect to the base time series;
using the attribute of the first time series as input for a clustering method; and
receiving the particular time-series group as output from the clustering method;
in response to receiving the particular time-series group as output from the clustering method, incorporate the first time series into the particular time-series group; and
subsequent to incorporating the first time series into the particular time-series group, generate a predictive forecast based on at least two time series in the particular time-series group using the three-stage forecasting process, the predictive forecast indicating interest in an object over a future period of time;
determine that a second time series in the plurality of time series is incompatible with the three-stage forecasting process; and
in response to determining that the second time series is incompatible with the three-stage forecasting process, generate another predictive forecast based on the second time series using another forecasting process that is different from the three-stage forecasting process and thereby avoid consuming computing resources due to the incompatibility between the second time series and the three-stage forecasting process.

US Pat. No. 10,169,694

OVERLAPPING ANTENNA ARRAYS FOR GAMING

Magnet Consulting, Inc., ...

1. A system for locating gaming tokens on a gaming table, comprising:a first set of antennas oriented in a first direction, wherein the first set of antennas defines a betting area of the gaming table;
a second set of antennas oriented in a second direction that differs from the first direction, wherein the first set and the second set are overlapping; and
a control circuit, coupled to the first and second sets, that is configured to selectively energize the first and second sets, that is configured to receive a first plurality of signal strengths resulting from detecting a radio frequency identification (RFID) gaming token in the betting area according to the first set being selectively energized, that is configured to receive a second plurality of signal strengths resulting from detecting the RFID gaming token in the betting area according to the second set being selectively energized, and that is configured to determine a location of the RFID gaming token in the betting area by comparing the first plurality of signal strengths and the second plurality of signal strengths.

US Pat. No. 10,169,682

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE

NK WORKS CO., LTD., Waka...

1. An image processing device for sorting frames included in one mixed time-lapse moving image into different channels, the mixed time-lapse moving image being a moving image wherein a plurality of moving images recorded using a time-lapse method are mixed on one time-line, the frames included in the mixed time-lapse moving image being a mixture of frames belonging to the different channels, comprisingan automatic sorting unit of a computer configured to calculate a similarity degree of the plurality of frames included in the mixed time-lapse moving image by performing image processing on the frames, and sort the plurality of frames into the plurality of channels based on the similarity degree;
a re-sorting unit of the computer configured to accept, from a user, an association operation of individually associating at least one non-sorted frame, which is not automatically sorted by the automatic sorting unit, with any of the plurality of channels, and individually sort the non-sorted frame to any of the plurality of channels based on content of the association operation; and
wherein the re-sorting unit is configured to accept, from the user, an instruction to reproduce frames belonging to a channel selected from the plurality of channels by the user, and display, in a display unit connected to the computer, the frames belonging to the selected channel sequentially along the time-line in a frame-by-frame format upon detecting the instruction,
wherein reproduction of the channel selected is enabled regardless of specifications by the which the moving image is recorded.

US Pat. No. 10,169,672

METHOD OF HOST-DIRECTED ILLUMINATION AND SYSTEM FOR CONDUCTING HOST-DIRECTED ILLUMINATION

DAON HOLDINGS LIMITED, G...

1. A computer-implemented method for detecting user liveness comprising:illuminating, by an illumination device included in a computing device, the face of a user while capturing, by the computing device, face biometric data of the user as a sequence of discrete images, the illumination being randomly varied in color over time;
transmitting over a network, by the computing device, the sequence of discrete images to an authentication computer system;
recognizing, by the authentication computer system, reflections in a plurality of the images, the reflections resulting from said illuminating step; and
determining, by the authentication computer system, the user is live when the reflections recognized in each image included in the plurality of images correspond to the illumination applied during said capturing step.

US Pat. No. 10,169,667

EXTERNAL ENVIRONMENT RECOGNIZING DEVICE FOR VEHICLE AND VEHICLE BEHAVIOR CONTROL DEVICE

CLARION CO., LTD., Saita...

1. An external environment recognizing device for a vehicle, comprising:an image processor configured to be installed in the vehicle and obtain an image around the vehicle;
a first object detector configured to detect a moving object from the image;
a bird's-eye view image processor configured to generate a bird's-eye view image of the vehicle from the image;
a second object detector configured to detect a moving object from the bird's-eye view image;
a detected object determination part configured to: (i) obtain a distance between a point corresponding to a center of a lower side of a rectangular region circumscribing an outside of the moving object detected by the first object detector and a grounding point of the moving object detected by the second object detector, wherein the grounding point is configured to have contact with a road surface, and wherein the point and the grounding point are converted into XY coordinate values; and (ii) determine that the moving object detected by the first object detector and the moving object detected by the second object detector are the same moving object when a distance between the point and the grounding point is within a predetermined distance; and
a moving object position identifying part configured to identify a position of the moving object detected by the first object detector or the second object detector based on a distance from the vehicle to the moving object detected by the first object detector or the second object detector, a lateral direction position of the moving object detected by the first object detector or the second object detector, and a width of the moving object detected by the first object detector when the detected object determination part determines that the moving object detected by the first object detector and the moving object detected by the second object detector are the same moving object.

US Pat. No. 10,169,648

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INPUTTING HANDWRITING CHARACTER

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method for inputting handwriting character, comprising:adding a handwriting input on a touch screen, where the touch screen has a plurality of input areas;
detecting a position of an initial point of the handwriting input;
determining an input area for the handwriting input among the plurality of input areas of the touch screen based on the position of the initial point of the handwriting input;
determining an operation of the handwriting input based on the position of the initial point of the handwriting input and performing the determined operation, wherein the step of determining an operation of the handwriting input further comprises:
if the position of the initial point of the handwriting input does not fall on an existing character, determining whether the position of the initial point of the handwriting input falls between two existing characters; and
if it is determined that the position of the initial point of the handwriting input falls between the two existing characters, determining the operation of the handwriting input as inserting a character between the two existing characters; and
upon completion of the handwriting input, recognizing the input as a character and displaying the recognized character in the determined input area on the touch screen.

US Pat. No. 10,169,642

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACE ALERT

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:identifying, by a computing system, a set of candidate entities associated with a user;
identifying, by the computing system, a set of photos associated with the set of candidate entities;
performing, by the computing system, a facial recognition process on the set of photos to identify in the set of photos a subset of photos in which the user is recognized by the facial recognition process, wherein the facial recognition process is performed based on authorization by the user;
generating, by the computing system, for the subset of photos, a set of suggested photo tags associated with the user, wherein each suggested photo tag in the set of suggested photo tags identifies the user in a respective photo in the subset of photos as identified by the facial recognition process; and
receiving, by the computing system, from the user, a set of restriction responses with respect to the set of suggested photo tags, wherein the set of restriction responses comprises at least the user selecting to take no action with respect to one or more tags in the set of suggested photo tags.

US Pat. No. 10,169,635

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING A DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display device comprising a display layer and a base layer under the display layer, wherein the base layer comprises:a substrate having a first conductivity type;
a well region, positioned in a portion of a side of the substrate facing towards the display layer, the well region having a second conductivity type opposite to the first conductivity type; and
an ultrasonic receiver formed in the well region, wherein the ultrasonic receiver comprises:
a first bottom electrode facing towards the substrate, the first bottom electrode comprising a first semiconductor region formed in the well region, and the first semiconductor region having the first conductivity type;
a first top electrode facing towards the display layer; and
a first piezoelectric layer, formed between the first bottom electrode and the first top electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,169,628

SCANNING IMAGE CODES IN VIRTUAL MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURES

Trend Micro Incorporated,...

12. A computer-implemented method of scanning an image code, the method comprising:taking, by a mobile device, a photo of a first image code of an original data;
finding, by the mobile device, the first image code in camera data of the photo;
recovering, by the mobile device, the original the data by decoding the first image code;
forwarding, by the mobile device, the original data to a server computer;
encoding, by the server computer, the original data into a second image code;
generating, by the server computer, camera data of the second image code; and
providing, by the server computer, the camera data of the second image code to a scan app running on the server computer.

US Pat. No. 10,169,625

PROXY-BASED READER AUTHENTICATION BY TRUSTED AUTHORITY

Impinj, Inc., Seattle, W...

1. A method for a verification authority to authenticate Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags, the method comprising:transmitting a challenge to a proxy connected to a plurality of RFID readers;
receiving, from the proxy, a response to the proxy challenge;
verifying the proxy response based on at least the proxy challenge and a proxy key;
in response to verifying the proxy response, authenticating at least one of:
the proxy; and
at least a first one of the plurality of RFID readers;
receiving, from at least one of the proxy and the first authenticated RFID reader, a tag-authentication request including at least a tag identifier and a tag response;
verifying, using at least a tag challenge and a tag key determined from at least the tag identifier, whether the tag response is computed based on the tag challenge and the tag key; and
transmitting a tag-authenticity message based on verifying the tag response.

US Pat. No. 10,169,622

DETECTION OF THE AUTHENTICITY OF AN ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT OR OF A PRODUCT CONTAINING SUCH A CIRCUIT

PROTON WORLD INTERNATIONA...

1. A method, comprising:initializing, by a host device, a charge retention circuit of a slave device, wherein initializing the charge retention circuit comprises switching off a power supply of the slave device;
receiving, by the host device, an indication of a discharge time of the charge retention circuit;
determining, by the host device, an authenticity of the slave device based on the received indication of the discharge time of the charge retention circuit; and
controlling, by the host device, communication with the slave device based on the determined authenticity of the slave device.

US Pat. No. 10,169,609

DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS FOR FULFILLING DATA SUBJECT ACCESS REQUESTS AND RELATED METHODS

OneTrust, LLC, Atlanta, ...

1. A computer-implemented data processing method for responding to a data subject access request, the method comprising:receiving, by one or more computer processors, a data subject access request from a requestor comprising one or more request parameters, wherein the one or more request parameters comprise one or more pieces of personal data associated with the requestor;
validating, by the one or more computer processors, an identity of the requestor based at least in part on the one or more request parameters;
in response to validating the identity of the requestor, determining, by the one or more computer processors, based on fulfillment constraint data, whether the data subject access request is subject to one or more response fulfillment constraints associated with the requestor, wherein determining whether the data subject access request is subject to one or more response fulfillment constraints comprises determining whether the data subject request comprises one of a threshold quantity of data subject access requests from the requestor within a threshold time period;
in response to determining that the data subject access request is subject to one or more response fulfillment constraints, notifying, by the one or more computer processors, the requestor that the data subject access request is subject to one or more limitations, and taking at least one action based on the data subject access request and the one or more limitations, wherein the at least one action comprises denying the data subject access request, or requesting one or more processing fees prior to fulfilling the request; and
in response to determining that the data subject access request is not subject to one or more response fulfillment constraints:
(1) identifying, by one or more computer processors, the one or more pieces of personal data associated with the requestor, the one or more pieces of personal data being stored in one or more data repositories associated with a particular organization, and
(2) data using the one or more pieces of personal data to fulfill the data subject access request; and
updating the fulfillment constraint data, in computer memory, to reflect that the data subject access request has been made.

US Pat. No. 10,169,597

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF APPLYING ADAPTIVE PRIVACY CONTROL LAYERS TO ENCODED MEDIA FILE TYPES

Entefy Inc., Palo Alto, ...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising computer executable instructions stored thereon that when executed cause one or more processing units to:receive an indication of a first protected region of a file of an encoded media file type that uses lossy compression;
receive first access permission settings for the first protected region;
receive an indication of a first recipient for the first protected region;
generate a first layer representation corresponding to the first protected region, wherein the first layer representation comprises the first protected region of the file and a first pixel margin buffer surrounding the first protected region;
create an edited encoded media file based on the indication of the first protected region, wherein a size of the first pixel margin buffer surrounding the first protected region is determined based, at least in part, on an encoding method used to create the edited encoded media file;
add the first layer representation into one or more containers within the file structure of the edited encoded media file; and
transmit the edited encoded media file to the first recipient, wherein the first layer representation and the edited encoded media file are transmitted to the first recipient simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 10,169,588

CONTROLLED STARTING OF AN ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT

PROTON WORLD INTERNATIONA...

1. A method to authenticate content of a non-volatile memory of an electronic device, the electronic device having a microcontroller and an embedded secure element, the method comprising:starting the microcontroller by executing instructions stored in a first non-reprogrammable memory area of the non-volatile memory, the first non-reprogrammable memory area associated with the microcontroller;
starting a boot sequence in the secure element;
monitoring with the secure element whether a request originating from the microcontroller is received;
in response to the monitoring indicating no request from the microcontroller has been received within a threshold period of time, interrupting a power supply of the microcontroller;
verifying, with the secure element, a signature generated by the secure element from content stored in a second reprogrammable memory area of the non-volatile memory area, the second reprogrammable memory area associated with the microcontroller;
if the signature is verified, sending, by the secure element, a message of validation of the content of the second reprogrammable memory area to the microcontroller; and
interrupting the power supply of the microcontroller if the signature is not verified.

US Pat. No. 10,169,585

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ADVANCED MALWARE DETECTION THROUGH PLACEMENT OF TRANSITION EVENTS

FireEye, Inc., Milpitas,...

1. A non-transitory storage medium having stored thereon instructions, the instructions being executable by one or more processors to perform operations including:instantiating a virtual machine (VM) with a virtual machine monitor (VMM), the VM to process an object to determine whether the object is associated with malware;
performing a first analysis of memory allocated for the VM for a point of interest (POI), the point of interest being an address an instruction of a set of instructions likely to be associated with malware, the set of instructions including one or more instructions;
detecting a memory violation during processing of the object, the memory violation being an attempt to access a page in the memory allocated for the VM having a permission other than “execute” from which a process running within the VM is attempting to execute;
responsive to detecting the memory violation, injecting a transition event at the point of interest on the page and setting the permission of the page to “execute only”; and
responsive to continuing the processing of the object and detecting an attempted execution of the transition event, (i) emulating the instruction of the set of instructions corresponding to the point of interest, and (ii) performing one or more malware detection routines.

US Pat. No. 10,169,555

MULTI-USER LOGIN FOR SHARED MOBILE DEVICES

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:by a shared mobile computing device, presenting a login interface for a plurality of users of the shared mobile computing device;
by the shared mobile computing device, detecting a first indication of a login action by a first user of the plurality of users;
by the shared mobile computing device, accessing one or more content objects stored on a third party system, wherein the content objects are uniquely associated to the first user;
by the shared mobile computing device, presenting a personalized user interface to the first user, wherein the personalized user interface is based at least in part on the one or more content objects and the associated information of the one or more content objects stored on the third party system;
by the shared mobile computing device, detecting, based at least on inputs from one or more biometric sensors, an attempt by a second user to access the shared mobile computing device; and
by the shared mobile computing device, transmitting a notification to the first user, wherein the notification comprises information related to the detected attempt to access by the second user.

US Pat. No. 10,169,528

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR GENERATING ENGINEERING TOPOLOGY OF DIGITAL SUBSTATION

Korea Electric Power Corp...

1. A method of controlling and/or monitoring a digital substation, the method comprising:automatically generating a computer-readable engineering topology of a digital substation by:
generating, by a single-line diagram generation module, a single-line diagram of the digital substation based on input information regarding a plurality of substation component devices and connection relations therebetween;
converting, by a topology conversion module, the single-line diagram of the digital substation into an engineering topology conforming to international standards by use of conversion conditions stored in a topology component management module;
verifying, by a topology verification module, whether the engineering topology is suitable for the digital substation based on the international standards; and
generating, by an international standard file generation module, a computer-readable single-line diagram engineering file of the digital substation as a system specification description (SSS) by use of the verified engineering topology;
providing the computer-readable single-line diagram engineering file to a computerized supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system; and
controlling, by the SCADA system, the digital substation,
wherein converting the single-line diagram into an engineering topology comprises establishing connection relations between connection nodes (CN) and terminals for individual objects included in the single-line diagram of the digital substation, and
verifying whether the engineering topology is suitable comprises determining whether an isolated object is present among objects contained in the single-line diagram of the digital substation based on a determination that an object is not linked with any other object.

US Pat. No. 10,169,484

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO MANAGE PROCESS CONTROL SEARCH RESULTS

FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS,...

1. A method to display process control search results, the method comprising:retrieving, by executing an instruction with a processor, a search parameter via an application or a control panel, the search parameter having a different respective format associated with the application and the control panel;
searching, by executing an instruction with the processor, a search index for control parameters that match the search parameter to form a set of matched control parameters, wherein the search index includes control parameters that correspond to first runtime data generated by a controller within a process control system, the set of matched control parameters corresponding to the first runtime data;
rendering, by executing an instruction with the processor, the set of matched control parameters for display as the search results via a first or a second result panel, the rendering based on whether the search parameter originated from the application or the control panel;
identifying, by executing an instruction with the processor, second runtime data generated by the controller;
determining, by executing an instruction with the processor, whether the second runtime data replaces the first runtime data in the search index or whether control parameters of the second runtime data are to be indexed in the search index;
when the second runtime data replaces the first runtime data, updating, by executing an instruction with the processor, the search results for display; and
when the control parameters of the second runtime data are to be indexed in the search index, reducing a number of queries performed by the processor by:
refraining from determining whether the control parameters of the second runtime data are displayed as the search results;
storing the second runtime data in the search index; and
maintaining the search results for display.

US Pat. No. 10,169,480

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

Veeva Systems Inc., Plea...

1. A method for providing versions of content from a controlled content repository system, the method comprising:establishing, using one or more computing device processors, an access protocol for a controlled content repository system, wherein content is stored in the controlled content repository system and is accessible, in accordance with the access protocol, wherein the content comprises a first version of the content, wherein the access protocol is used for determining if the first version of the content, stored in the controlled content repository system, can be made available to a first computing device, and wherein the first version of the content comprises: a first reference aligned from the first version of the content to a first object stored in the controlled content repository system, and a second reference aligned from the first version of the content to a second object stored in the controlled content repository system;
generating, using the one or more computing device processors, a second version of the content, wherein generating the second version of the content comprises:
aligning, using the one or more computing device processors, a third reference from the second version of the content to the first object stored in the controlled content repository system, and
aligning, using the one or more computing device processors, a fourth reference from the second version of the content to a third object stored in the controlled content repository system; and
providing, using the one or more computing device processors, the second version of the content to a second computing device after a determination that the content stored in the controlled content repository system is authorized to be made available, in accordance with the access protocol, to the second computing device,
wherein the second version of the content is generated without migrating or copying over objects from the first version of the content to the second version of the content.

US Pat. No. 10,169,472

COEFFICIENTS ATTRIBUTION FOR DIFFERENT OBJECTS BASED ON NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:receiving, from a client device that corresponds to a user of an online social network, an input that comprises free-form text;
determining, through application of natural-language processing of the free-form text, an affinity declaration for an object associated with the online social network;
determining an affinity coefficient between respective user and the object;
adjusting the determined affinity coefficient based on social-networking information of the user, wherein the social-networking information reinforces or reduces the determined affinity coefficient; and
upon determining that the determined affinity coefficient is above a threshold coefficient, creating or modifying an edge connection in a social graph between a user node corresponding to the user and a concept node corresponding to the object.

US Pat. No. 10,169,459

INTELLIGENT COLLECTING AND SHARING METHOD AND MOBILE TERMINAL

HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUN...

1. An intelligent collecting and sharing method, comprising the following steps of:predefining, by a first mobile terminal, critical information to be saved and a save format of the critical information according to types of contents supported by the first mobile terminal;
acquiring, by the first mobile terminal, a type of a content currently browsed, wherein the type is a picture, a webpage, a fiction, a music or an application;
determining, by the first mobile terminal, whether the type of the content currently browsed is one of the types of contents supported by the first mobile terminal; and receiving a collecting command by the first mobile terminal when the type of the content currently browsed is supported by the first mobile terminal, and calling a screenshot function of the first mobile terminal to save a content to be shared in the form of a picture by the first mobile terminal when the type of the content currently browsed is not supported by the first mobile terminal;
when receiving the collecting command, classifying the content currently browsed according to the type of the content currently browsed and storing the critical information corresponding to the content currently browsed in a local favorites folder according to the save format corresponding to the type of the content currently browsed by the first mobile terminal; and
when receiving a sharing command, opening the local favorites folder automatically and searching for the content to be shared in the local favorites folder based on the type of the content currently browsed by the first mobile terminal, and copying and pasting latest critical information by the first mobile terminal directly without changing a format of the latest critical information for purpose of sharing to a second mobile terminal, to allow the second mobile terminal to search for latest content on a network based on the latest critical information;
wherein after searching for the content to be shared and before copying and pasting the latest critical information, the method further comprises:
the first mobile terminal selecting the critical information corresponding to the content to be shared, searching for the latest content by taking the selected critical information as an index and downloading an address from the network, and extracting the latest critical information from the latest content.

US Pat. No. 10,169,442

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MULTI-DIMENSIONAL AGGREGATION USING COMPOSITION

Open Text Corporation, W...

1. A system for multi-dimensional aggregation using user interface workflow composition, the system comprising:one or more processors; and
a non-transitory computer readable medium storing a plurality of instructions, which when executed, cause the one or more processors to:
determine a number of levels of a multi-dimension aggregation required based on a request for the multi-dimension aggregation, wherein the request is a single query;
determine whether aggregation is complete for all the determined levels of the multi-dimension aggregation, each of the dimensions of the multi-dimension aggregation corresponding to a different attribute, and each of the levels of the multi-dimension aggregation including a plurality of sets of children objects associated with a plurality of parent objects in a hierarchically next subsequent level of the multi-dimension aggregation, wherein each set of the children objects is hierarchically associated with a respective one of the parent objects, in a hierarchical parent-to-child relationship, wherein each of the plurality of parent objects is associated with parent object data;
when the aggregation is determined to not be complete for all the determined levels of the multi-dimension aggregation:
retrieve, from a current hierarchically lowest level of the multi-dimension aggregation determined to not be aggregated, respective data for a respective set of current lowest level children objects corresponding to a respective current hierarchically next subsequent level parent object identified from a current hierarchically next subsequent level of the multi-dimension aggregation,
aggregate, for each of the respective current hierarchically next subsequent level parent objects, the respective data for the respective set of current lowest level children objects by inserting the retrieved respective data in instance tables located in computer memory, and applying a first aggregation function to the retrieved respective data in the instance tables in the computer memory for that set of children objects that corresponds to the each respective current hierarchically next subsequent level parent object,
store the aggregated current lowest level children object data as data for next lowest level children objects in the next level of aggregation, and
proceed to the next level of aggregation;
for a final level of aggregation, aggregate final level parent object data associated with final level parent objects by applying a second aggregation function to the final level parent object data; and
when the aggregation is determined to be complete for all the determined levels of the multi-dimension aggregation,
output aggregated data for the final level of aggregation to a user interface, the aggregated data for the final level of aggregation comprising the aggregated final level parent object data and respective aggregated final level children object data for the final level.

US Pat. No. 10,169,373

RETROREFLECTIVE OBJECT TAGGING

SUGARCRM INC., Cupertino...

1. A method for retroreflective tagging of objects in a data processing system, the method comprising:monitoring tagging of objects in memory of the data processing system;
detecting an application of a new tag to an existing one of the objects that differs from a previously applied tag of the existing one of the objects by applying a comparator function to the new tag and one or more existing tags of the one of the objects;
prompting in a display of the data processing system for a retroreflective tagging of the existing one of the objects with the new tag in which previously applied tags to all objects for which a new tag has been applied are replaced with the new tag;
applying the new tag to the existing one of the objects and also to others of the objects tagged that have been already tagged with the previously applied tag; and,
disregarding the previously applied tag in connection with the existing one of the objects and the others of the objects.

US Pat. No. 10,169,365

MULTIPLE DEDUPLICATION DOMAINS IN NETWORK STORAGE SYSTEM

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by a processor, a plurality of deduplication domains for a storage system;
creating, by the processor, a fingerprint index for each deduplication domain, wherein each data block stored in the storage system is associated with one of the plurality of deduplication domains;
receiving, by the processor, a first data block at the storage system;
identifying, by the processor, a first deduplication domain from the plurality of deduplication domains corresponding to the first data block;
deduplicating, by the processor, the first data block within the first deduplication domain based on a first fingerprint index associated with the first deduplication domain;
determining, by the processor, whether a size of a global fingerprint buffer exceeds a predetermined threshold, the global fingerprint buffer including space for storing fingerprint buffers of the deduplication domains; and
based on a determination that the size of the global fingerprint buffer exceeds the predetermined threshold, selecting, by the processor, a deduplication domain of the plurality of deduplication domains and updating the fingerprint index of the selected deduplication domain with fingerprint mappings stored in the fingerprint buffer of the selected deduplication domain.

US Pat. No. 10,169,356

INTELLIGENT DATA CACHING FOR TYPEAHEAD SEARCH

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving a first search query from a user;
obtaining a plurality of first search results in response to the first search query from an index server;
determining whether the plurality of first search results are a substantially exhausted list of results for the first search query;
caching the plurality of first search results in a cache storage if the plurality of first search results are the substantially exhausted list of results for the first search query;
receiving a second search query from the user;
determining whether the second search query is a refined query of the first search query, wherein the determining comprises:
generating one or more prefix queries based on the second search query;
calculating prefix hashes for the prefix queries based on symbolic expressions for the prefix queries and a hash of the first search query based on a symbolic expression for the first search query; and
determining whether one of the prefix hashes matches the hash of the first search query; and
searching the plurality of first search results cached in the cache storage for at least one second search result in response to the second search query.

US Pat. No. 10,169,354

INDEXING AND SEARCH QUERY PROCESSING

Nook Digital, LLC, New Y...

1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium having an inverted index structure stored thereon for access by a program configured to execute keyword searches, the inverted index structure comprising:a plurality of content words and bi words extracted from an unstructured text document, the biwords comprising consecutive single word terms;
for each of the content words and bi words, at least one document identifier containing information about an association between the respective content word and a logical section within the unstructured text document containing the content word or bi word;
for each of the document identifiers, at least one position identifier containing first information about the logical section in the unstructured text document containing the content word or bi word and second information about a paragraph in the logical section in the unstructured text document containing the content word or biword, the first information being distinct from the second information; and
for each of the position identifiers, at least one priority bit containing a priority of the content word or biword associated with the position identifier, wherein a higher weight is assigned to word or biword matching at the position identifier with the priority bits set than at another position identifier without the priority bits set.

US Pat. No. 10,169,320

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Open Text Holdings, Inc.,...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a first document including a first plurality of regions having a first spatial order;
identifying the first plurality of regions in the first document;
identifying a first type of the first document;
selecting a first template for the first document based on the first type of the first document, wherein the first template is a reusable component that includes first computer executable instructions for tagging the first plurality of regions with information indicating a logical order of the first plurality of the regions to generate a second document for documents of the first type;
generating the second document by executing the instructions of the first template to tag at least a subset of the first plurality of regions with information indicating the logical order of the first plurality of the regions, the tagged information conforming to at least one accessibility standard;
receiving a third document including a second plurality of regions having a second spatial order;
identifying the second plurality of regions in the third document;
identifying a second type of the third document;
selecting a second template for the third document based on the type of the third document, wherein the second template is a reusable component that includes second computer executable instructions for tagging the second plurality of regions with information indicating the logical order of the second plurality of the regions to generate a fourth document for documents of the second type; and
generating the fourth document by executing the instructions the second template to tag at least a subset of the second plurality of regions with information indicating the logical order of the second plurality of the regions, the tagged information conforming to the at least one accessibility standard.

US Pat. No. 10,169,315

REMOVING PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM TEXT USING A NEURAL NETWORK

ASAPP, INC., New York, N...

1. A computer-implemented method for removing personal information from text using a neural network, the method comprising:obtaining the neural network, wherein the neural network is configured to process the text and select a label from a plurality of possible labels for each word of the text, wherein each label corresponds to a class of words, and wherein at least one label corresponds to a class of words to be removed from the text;
receiving the text;
obtaining a word embedding for each word of the text, where a word embedding represents a word in a vector space;
computing a context vector for each word of the text by processing the word embeddings with a first layer of the neural network, where a context vector for a given word includes information about words before or after the given word;
computing label scores for each word of the text by processing each of the context vectors with a second layer of the neural network, wherein each label score indicates a match between a word and a class of words;
selecting a label for each word of the text by processing the label scores with a third layer of the neural network; and
generating redacted text by replacing a first word of the text with a first label corresponding to the first word.

US Pat. No. 10,169,311

WORKFLOW SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING, DISTRIBUTING AND PUBLISHING CONTENT

Inkling Systems, Inc., S...

1. A method for publishing content updates for electronic content works, said works instantiated as a plurality of execution-environment-specific versions of the electronic content work on a plurality of end-user devices, each end-user device executing one or more software applications that provide respective execution environments for the plurality of end-user-device-execution-environment-specific versions of the electronic content work, the method comprising:receiving, at a content editor graphical user interface, content updates provided by an author, the graphical user interface being a component of an integration component of a pipelined publishing system;
integrating the content updates with an end-user-device-execution-environment-independent version of the electronic content work and storing an updated version of the end-user-device-execution-environment-independent version of the electronic content work in a storage device accessible to the pipelined publishing system;
collecting content elements associated with the updated end-user-device-execution-environment-independent version of the electronic content work, and building end-user-device-execution-environment-specific versions thereof for one or more of the plurality of end-user-device-execution environments; and
publishing the end-user-device-execution-environment-specific versions to end-user devices having a prior version of an end-user-device-execution-environment-specific version of the electronic content work stored thereon.

US Pat. No. 10,169,300

ADVANCED ZERO-KNOWLEDGE DOCUMENT PROCESSING AND SYNCHRONIZATION

Entefy Inc., Palo Alto, ...

8. A digital end-user device, comprising:a network interface;
a user interface;
a display element;
memory operatively coupled to the network interface, the user interface and the display element; and
one or more processors operatively coupled to the network interface, the user interface, the display element and the memory, the one or more processors configured to execute instructions stored in the memory to cause the digital end-user device to:
request, from a network-based server system and through the network interface, a converted document, wherein the converted document includes a plaintext portion and a cyphertext portion, the plaintext portion comprising a plaintext structural element, the plaintext structural element having a token, the cyphertext portion comprising the token and a corresponding cyphertext;
receive, through the network interface, the plaintext portion and an authorization request from the network-based server system in response to the request;
send, through the network interface, authorization credentials to the network-based server system in response to the authorization request;
receive, through the network interface, the cyphertext portion from the network-based server system in response to the authorization credentials;
decrypt the cyphertext to generate content;
identify a location in the plaintext portion based on the cyphertext's corresponding token;
replace the token in the plaintext portion with the content; and
display the converted document based on the plaintext structural element and the content.

US Pat. No. 10,169,286

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING REDUCED BANDWIDTH DISPLAYPORT COMMUNICATION

Icron Technologies Corpor...

1. A system comprising:a USB host controller or hub device;
a DisplayPort GPU;
a bandwidth reduction device;
a USB Type-C receptacle for use as a downstream facing port (DFP); and
a switching device communicatively coupled to the USB host controller or hub device, the DisplayPort GPU, the bandwidth reduction device, and the USB Type-C receptacle; wherein the switching device is configured to:
determine whether an upstream facing port (UFP) coupled to the USB Type-C receptacle supports reduced bandwidth transmission of DisplayPort information; and
in response to determining that the UFP does support reduced bandwidth transmission of DisplayPort information:
couple a first lane differential pair, a second lane differential pair, a third lane differential pair, and a fourth lane differential pair of the DisplayPort GPU to the bandwidth reduction device; and
couple one or more output differential pairs of the bandwidth reduction device to pins of the USB Type-C receptacle.

US Pat. No. 10,169,277

CAPABILITY DETERMINING METHOD, CAPABILITY CONFIGURATION METHOD, HOST, TERMINAL DEVICE, AND SYSTEM

Huawei Device (Shenzhen) ...

1. A method, comprising:acquiring, by a host, an indication from a terminal device, wherein the indication indicates a plurality of capabilities supported by the terminal device;
determining, by the host according to the plurality of capabilities supported by the terminal device that are indicated by the indication and a plurality of capabilities supported by the host, a plurality of capabilities supported by both the terminal device and the host, and using the plurality of capabilities supported by both the terminal device and the host as a plurality of overlapping capabilities, wherein the plurality of overlapping capabilities are used by the terminal device to perform capability configuration;
sending the plurality of overlapping capabilities to the terminal device;
in response to receiving a configuration success message sent by the terminal device, enumerating a plurality of sub-devices in the terminal device, each of the plurality of sub-devices being respectively configured with an overlapping capability of the plurality of overlapping capabilities; and
performing driver loading on each of the plurality of sub-devices, so that each of the plurality of sub-devices respectively implements a function corresponding to the plurality of overlapping capabilities.

US Pat. No. 10,169,276

DETECTING A COMMUNICATION MODE VIA INTERRUPTIONS

FEITIAN TECHNOLOGIES CO.,...

1. A method for recognizing a communication mode, comprising:step S1 comprising powering on a device, initializing, turning on an interruption and a timer, and the timer starting timing;
entering a clock interruption when a preset value is reached by timing of the timer, wherein the clock interruption comprises: turning off the timer, setting a time-out flag, turning on the timer, and exiting the clock interruption;
continuing to Step B1 when other interruption signals are detected, continuing to step S2 when no other interruption signals are detected;
step B1 comprising determining a type of an interruption, continuing to step B2 in the case that the interruption is a Universal Serial Bus (USB) interruption; continuing to step B6 in the case that the interruption is a serial port interruption;
step B2 comprising turning off the USB interruption;
step B3 comprising determining whether a communication mode is set, executing step B5 in the case that the communication mode is set; executing step B4 in the case that the communication mode is not set;
step B4 comprising setting the communication mode as USB interface communication, executing step B5;
step B5 comprising turning on the USB interruption, carrying out a USB enumeration, returning a USB interface communication protocol supported by the device to a host, exiting the USB interruption and continuing to step S2 after the USB enumeration is finished;
step B6 comprising turning off the serial port interruption;
step B7 comprising determining whether the communication mode is set, turning on the serial port interruption and exiting the serial port interruption and continuing to step S2 in the case that the communication mode is set; executing step B8 in the case that the communication mode is not set;
step B8 comprising setting the communication mode as serial communication according to a first data package which is received, turning on the serial port interruption, exiting the serial port interruption and continuing to step S2;
step S2 comprising detecting a type of the communication mode, turning off the timer and executing step S3 in the case that the communication mode is the USB interface communication;
turning off the timer and executing step S6 in the case that the communication mode is the serial communication; executing step S4 in the case that the communication mode is not set;
step S3 comprising waiting for an instruction sent by the host, when the instruction is received, processing an operation correspondingly according to the USB interface communication protocol supported by the device, and returning to step S3 after the operation is finished;
step S4 comprising determining whether the time-out flag is set, executing step S5 in the case that the time-out flag is set; returning to step S2 in the case that the time-out flag is not set;
step S5 comprising setting the communication mode as the serial communication, turning off the timer, resetting the time-out flag, executing step S6;
step S6 comprising waiting for an instruction sent by the host, when the instruction is received, processing an operation corresponding to the instruction according to a serial port protocol, and returning to step S6 after the operation is finished.

US Pat. No. 10,169,135

COMPUTER SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DETECTING MANUFACTURING NETWORK ANOMALIES

Uptake Technologies, Inc....

1. A computing system comprising:a network interface;
at least one processor;
a non-transitory computer-readable medium; and
program instructions stored on the non-transitory computer-readable medium that are executable by the at least one processor to cause the computing system to:
monitor operation of a plurality of nodes in a manufacturing network that comprises a plurality of edge nodes, a plurality of intermediate nodes, and a root node;
while monitoring the operation of the plurality of nodes in the manufacturing network, identify a given time at which at least one node in the manufacturing network satisfies node-level threshold criteria indicating anomalous operation of the node;
in response to identifying the given time at which at least one node satisfies the node-level threshold criteria, evaluate the operation of the manufacturing network at the given time using one or more of (a) macro-level threshold criteria indicating anomalous operation of the manufacturing network as a whole, (b) micro-level threshold criteria indicating anomalous operation of any micro-network in the manufacturing network, (c) path-level threshold criteria indicating anomalous operation of any node path in the manufacturing network, and (d) node-level threshold criteria indicating anomalous operation of any individual node in the manufacturing network;
based on the evaluation, identify at least one anomaly in the manufacturing network at the given time; and
cause a client station to present an alert indicating the at least one anomaly identified in the manufacturing network at the given time.

US Pat. No. 10,169,128

REDUCED WRITE STATUS ERROR POLLING FOR NON-VOLATILE RESISTIVE MEMORY DEVICE

CROSSBAR, INC., Santa Cl...

1. A method for reducing error polling for a memory controller device, comprising:issuing a memory command to a bank of non-volatile resistive switching memory of a non-volatile resistive switching memory device;
receiving a signal on a dedicated error pin for the non-volatile resistive switching memory device;
determining whether the signal indicates occurrence of an error for the memory command; and
referencing a status register associated with the bank of non-volatile resistive switching memory and identifying error information pertaining to the error in response to determining the signal indicates the occurrence of the error.

US Pat. No. 10,169,095

AUTOMATED CAPACITY PROVISIONING METHOD USING HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE DATA

BMC Software, Inc., Hous...

1. A method for automatically allocating computer resources in a computer system, the method comprising:obtaining performance data characterizing the computer system, the computer system implementing services with fluctuating demand over time;
generating a system resource usage profile based on the performance data, the performance data comprising central processing unit (CPU) utilization data and response time data, the response time data defined for one or more of transactions, workloads, jobs, tasks, applications, or threads comprising the services;
receiving service level objectives for the services, the service level objectives characterizing a manner in which the services are provided to users over time;
automatically generating one or more provisioning policies based on the system resource usage profile and one or more of the service level objectives, including executing a series of workload scenarios, the workload scenarios including combinations of workload levels and service level objectives; and
provisioning the computer resources based on at least one of the provisioning policies, wherein the provisioning includes:
allocating one or more additional servers for a first time slot of a plurality of time slots in response to the response time data being greater than a first threshold level; and
allocating one or more additional servers for a second time slot of the plurality of time slots in response to the CPU utilization data being greater than a second threshold level.

US Pat. No. 10,169,066

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCING ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM (ADAS) AS A SYSTEM ON A CHIP (SOC)

iOnRoad Technologies Ltd....

1. A System on Chip (SoC), comprising:an Integrated Circuit (IC) integrating the following into a single chip:
at least one Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) processing unit;
at least one application processing unit;
at least one memory storing ADAS code comprising ADAS computer instructions adapted to be executed on said at least one ADAS processing unit for processing vehicle sensor data and Virtual Machine (VM) code for executing on said at least one application processing unit at least one VM, wherein said VM code is executed separately and independently from an execution of said ADAS code; and
a hypervisor which manages an execution of at least one Operation System (OS) of said at least one VM and an access to a processor shared memory of said at least one ADAS processing unit for acquiring an outcome of executing said ADAS computer instructions for the completion of an ADAS enhancing function by said execution of said at least one VM on said at least one application processing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,169,049

APPLICATION SYSTEM INDEPENDENT DYNAMIC PROCESS ORIENTED HELP

Software AG, Darmstadt (...

1. A method for generating help from an application system for a process, the method comprising:receiving, by a processor, a help request to trigger help for a process in response to a user selection of help, wherein an identification of an application system for which help is requested and an identifier of a task for which help is requested are passed as a parameter in the help request that triggers help, wherein the application system for which help is requested is modeled in a repository, wherein a plurality of different application systems are modeled in the repository and the different application systems share a part of connection-relations in the repository, the repository provides an application programming interface (API) that navigates and accesses (i) objects in the repository and (ii) process model definitions in the repository, wherein the process for which help is requested is derived from a process model definition stored in the repository, the repository is accessed through an application programming interface (API), the repository stores, for each application system, the process model definition used to implement the each application system, each process model definition includes relations that define navigation between objects that provide functions in the application system;
determining, by the processor, in response to the help request, which configuration of a plurality of configurations stored in a dynamic process help generator (DPHG) storage to use to provide help, based on the identification of the application system which is passed as the parameter in the help request that triggers help;
obtaining, by the processor, from the determined configuration in the DPHG storage, information indicating (i) the relations of the repository, said relations consisting essentially of relations from which the application system was implemented, and (ii) process models and objects in the repository for said relations;
requesting, by the processor, from the repository through the API of the repository, (i) the process models and the objects consisting of those from which the application system was implemented based on the information obtained from the determined configuration, and (ii) information that indicates how to identify a task which is a current task currently being executed in the application system and how to navigate from the current task to process models consisting essentially of those used by the current task in the application system, wherein the application system was implemented from the relations; and causing the processor to perform navigation through the repository from which the plurality of application systems are modeled, wherein the navigation is limited to (a) the relations and (b) the process models and (c) the objects, which are both specific to the application system which was actually implemented and used by the current task; and
providing, by the processor, as a response to the help request, the relations, and the process models and the objects consisting essentially of the relations, the process models, and the objects, from which the application system was implemented and over which the processor navigated as triggered by the help request, which are received by the processor in response to the help request for the application system,
wherein the limited navigation starts at a typed-object which is the task for which help is requested, and steps iteratively through the repository via the connection-relations using as input a typed-object which results from a previous step to get a next typed-object in the repository, and results of each of the steps of the limited navigation of the repository are collected and provided as the response to the help request for the process.

US Pat. No. 10,169,004

APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT AND EXTENSIBILITY/CUSTOMIZATION USING ENTITY MODELING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Open Text SA ULC, Halifa...

1. An entity modeling system, comprising: at least one processor; a data store storing a plurality of entity building blocks;at least one non-transitory computer readable medium; and stored instructions embodied on the at least one non-transitory computer readable medium and translatable by the at least one processor to:
provide an entity model designer tool having a plurality of components including a graphical user interface and an entity composition function;
responsive to an instruction from a user to model an entity, generate a first view containing a name of the entity and the entity composition function and display the first view on the graphical user interface;
responsive to user interaction with the entity composition function, access the data store, generate a second view including a collection of at least one entity building block of the plurality of entity building blocks, and display the second view on the graphical user interface;
responsive to the user selecting a first entity building block from the collection to add to the entity, automatically extend the entity to include user configured settings of the first entity building block to generate a user customized version of the entity;
track and store information relating to the user configured settings of the first entity building block;
package and deploy the user customized version of the entity;
responsive to an instruction from a second user to model a second entity, generate a first view containing a name of the second entity and the second entity composition function and display the view on a second graphical user interface;
responsive to second user interaction with the entity composition function, access the data store, generate a second view including a collection of at least one entity building block of the plurality of entity building blocks, and display the second view on the second graphical user interface;
responsive to the second user selecting the first entity building block from the collection to add to the second entity, automatically extend the second entity to include second user configured settings of the first entity building block;
track and store information relating to the second user configured settings of the first entity building block;
provide an updated version of the first entity building block to the second user; and
using the updated version of the first entity building block and the stored information relating to the second user configured settings of the first entity building block, generate an updated version of the entity including the second user configured settings of the first entity building block, wherein the generation of the updated version of the entity including the second user configured settings is not affected by the first user configured settings.

US Pat. No. 10,168,996

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING A RANDOM BIT SAMPLE

Quantum Numbers Corp., B...

1. A method for generating a random bit sample using a quantum tunneling barrier comprising an insulator sandwiched between two conductors, the method comprising:generating a current of charges tunneling from a first one of the two conductors to a second one of the two conductors and across the insulator, the current of the tunneled charges having an instantaneous level varying randomly due to quantum tunneling fluctuations and forming a raw signal;
from said raw signal, obtaining a raw bit sample having a first hit number n, the first bit number n being an integer;
extracting the randomness out of the raw bit sample into the random bit sample, the random bit sample having a second bit number m being smaller than the first bit number n, said extracting being based on calibration data comprising at least
a quantum contribution value of said quantum tunneling fluctuations in said raw bit sample; and
an external noise contribution value in said raw bit sample;
wherein said extracting comprises determining said calibration data from variance data indicative of a variance of raw bit samples obtained from said quantum tunneling barrier as function of a voltage at which die quantum tunneling barrier is operated.

US Pat. No. 10,168,989

ADJUSTABLE EMPTY THRESHOLD LIMIT FOR A FIRST-IN-FIRST-OUT (FIFO) CIRCUIT

Altera Corporation, San ...

1. Transceiver circuitry, comprising:a first-in-first-out (FIFO) circuit that stores data received based on a first clock frequency value and outputs the stored data based on a second clock frequency value, wherein the FIFO circuit provides the stored data at an output only in response to a difference between a write address indicated by a write pointer of the FIFO circuit and a read address indicated by a read pointer of the FIFO circuit being greater than an empty threshold limit value of the FIFO circuit; and
a control circuit that changes the empty threshold limit value of the FIFO circuit to a new empty threshold limit value and that provides the new empty threshold limit value to the FIFO circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,168,987

AUDIO CONTROL APPARATUS AND HEADSET SYSTEM SELECTIVELY ALLOWING OR BLOCKING AUDIO INTERRUPTIONS ACCORDING TO SENSOR FEEDBACK

1. A headset system comprising:an accelerometer;
a speaker;
a first communication interface for coupling with an audio source device; and
one or more processors coupled to the accelerometer, the speaker, and the first communication interface;
wherein, by the one or more processors executing software instructions loaded from a memory, the one or more processors are configured to send audio received from the audio source device to the speaker;
when sending the audio received from the audio source device to the speaker, the one or more processors are further configured to adjust a volume level of the audio according a feedback signal received from the accelerometer; and
when transmitting the audio to the speaker, the one or more processors are further configured to mix the audio with a second audio signal to form a mixed audio signal and transmit the mixed audio signal to the speaker.

US Pat. No. 10,168,980

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing system, comprising:a central processing unit (CPU) configured to:
synchronize a first image display application executed by a first information processing device and a second image display application executed by a second information processing device,
wherein a display screen of each of the first information processing device and the second information processing device is partitioned into a temporary saving area, a shared area, and a personal area,
wherein first image information displayed in the shared area of at least one of the first information processing device or the second information processing device is sharable between the first information processing device and the second information processing device,
wherein second image information displayed in the personal area of at least one of the first information processing device or the second information processing device is non-sharable between the first information processing device and the second information processing device, and
wherein third image information of the temporary saving area of the display screen of the first information processing device and the second information processing device is sharable between the first information processing device and the second information processing device; and
control the second information processing device to display the first image information in the shared area of the display screen of the second information processing device, based on a first user input operation to move the first image information from the shared area of the display screen of the first information processing device to the temporary saving area of the display screen of the first information processing device.

US Pat. No. 10,168,979

USING A SYNC NOTIFICATION TO INDICATE WHEN A SHARED SCREEN VIEW OF A PRESENTER DEVICE HAS BEEN DELIVERED TO AN AUDIENCE

GetGo, Inc., Boston, MA ...

1. A method of providing a sync notification to indicate when a shared screen view of a presenter device has been delivered to an audience, the method comprising:generating, by processing circuitry, a sync time estimation based on communications with a set of audience devices;
detecting, by the processing circuitry, occurrence of an update to the shared screen view of the presenter device; and
after the sync time estimation has elapsed since the detected occurrence of the update, outputting, by the processing circuitry, the sync notification on the presenter device to indicate when the shared screen view of the presenter device has been delivered to the audience;
wherein, prior to outputting the sync notification, the presenter device displays a progress indicator that indicates a current portion of the sync time estimation that has expired since the update was detected; and
wherein outputting the sync notification on the presenter device includes:
in response to expiration of the sync time estimation, no longer displaying the progress indicator that indicates the current portion of the sync time estimation that has expired on the presenter device and displaying the sync notification in place of the progress indicator.

US Pat. No. 10,168,972

TERMINAL APPARATUS AND OPERATION DESIGNATION METHOD

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:a display;
a camera configured to capture an image;
a processor; and
a memory including instructions that, upon execution by the processor, cause the processor to:
determine a position of the terminal apparatus;
determine an imaging direction of the camera;
identify an input/output apparatus included in the image captured by the camera based on position information of the input/output apparatus, the position of the terminal apparatus, and the imaging direction of the camera;
generate a composite image of a line extending in a direction of the input/output apparatus onto the captured image, the line being provided as an input/output assist line, and the composite image including an image of the input/output apparatus;
prompt the display to display the composited image;
accept an operation along the input/output assist line in the composite image that is displayed by the display; and
determine whether to make a data output request to output data from the terminal apparatus to the input/output apparatus or to make a data input request to input data from the terminal apparatus to the input/output apparatus based on a direction of the accepted operation along the input/output assist line, wherein
in a case where the accepted operation along the input/output assist line in the composite image is in a direction away from the image of the input/output apparatus, the processor generates an icon representative of a data file, adds the data file icon to the composited image that is displayed on the display of the terminal apparatus, and, upon operation of the data file icon, prompts a user to set up file information of data to be transmitted from the input/output apparatus to the terminal apparatus, and
in a case where the accepted operation along the input/output assist line in the composite image is in a direction toward the image of the input/output apparatus, the processor generates a selection screen for prompting the user to select a data file to be transmitted from the terminal apparatus to the input/output apparatus and prompts the display to transition from displaying the composite image to the selection screen.

US Pat. No. 10,168,967

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An information processing method executed by an image forming apparatus including a display for displaying an operation screen and a memory for storing a personal setting value, of a predetermined setting item, in association with a user and a common setting value, of the predetermined setting item, being used in common by the first and second users, the method comprising:setting, in accordance with an operation performed by an administrator, to use a personal setting value for the user or to use the common setting value;
performing login processing to allow a user to log in to the image forming apparatus;
reading the personal setting value from the memory and displaying an operation screen based on the read personal setting value in a case where the user logs in to the image forming apparatus in a state where it is set to use the personal setting value, and
reading the common setting value from the memory and displaying an operation screen based on the read common setting value in a case where the user logs in to the image forming apparatus in a state where it is set to use the common setting value;
wherein a value of a display language included in the personal setting value is reflected on the operation screen in a case where the personal setting value is read, and, after that, a value of a display language included in the common setting value is reflected on the operation screen in response to receiving a logout instruction from the user.

US Pat. No. 10,168,966

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR THE INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An information processing apparatus that performs a direct wireless communication with a communication terminal, the information processing apparatus comprising:a wireless local area network (LAN) interface;
a memory device that stores set of instructions; and
at least one processor that executes the instructions of
controlling the wireless LAN interface to activate an access point to be used in the direct wireless communication, and
controlling, upon condition that the information processing apparatus operates in a first mode where an instruction for a predetermined setting change of the information processing apparatus is waited for from the communication terminal by using the direct wireless communication, transmission and reception of data via the access point by using a first communication filter, and controlling, upon condition that the information processing apparatus operates in a second mode which is different from the first mode, the transmission and the reception of the data via the access point by using a second communication filter.

US Pat. No. 10,168,962

TAPE EMULATING DISK BASED STORAGE SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH AUTOMATICALLY RESIZED EMULATED TAPE CAPACITY

Overland Storage, Inc., ...

1. A data storage system comprising:one or more disk drives having storage space;
a tape drive emulator configured to receive data for storage on said one or more disk drives using tape format data storage commands and tape storage data formats; and
a storage controller configured to allocate a portion of the storage space on said one or more disk drives to a tape storage volume that receives data via said tape drive emulator, wherein said storage controller is further configured to decrease an amount of storage space allocated to said tape storage volume during execution of a write command to overwrite a logical block address proximate to a first block of data.

US Pat. No. 10,168,961

HARDWARE TRANSACTION TRANSIENT CONFLICT RESOLUTION

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:initiating a hardware transaction that accesses a memory location, wherein the hardware transaction includes a transaction begin indicator and a transaction end indicator;
detecting a conflicting access, wherein the conflicting access is an intervening store to the memory location in a near-end transaction processing mode;
aborting the hardware transaction; and
reinitiating the hardware transaction, wherein reinitiating the hardware transaction occurs only in response to determining that the conflicting access of the memory location is a transient condition.

US Pat. No. 10,168,959

METADATA-BASED BYPASSING IN A CONTROLLER

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising operations of a processor in a storage controller in a storage system of a computing system having a host and the storage system, the processor operations comprising:receiving by the storage controller of the storage system, a command to perform data processing of data stored within a first storage unit controlled by the storage controller; and
in response to the data processing command:
reading metadata from a storage unit data structure for the first storage unit storing data in data units of the first storage unit;
based upon read metadata, classifying data units of the first storage unit as one of data containing data units and empty data units;
data processing data of at least a portion of the data units classified as data containing data units of the first storage unit; and
bypassing data processing of data units classified as empty data units of the first storage unit.

US Pat. No. 10,168,957

DIRECTED PLACEMAT OF DATA IN MEMORY

Imagination Technologies ...

1. A computer-implemented method of storing computer executable instructions and data elements of a program in a memory of an embedded system, the memory being divided into a plurality of memory blocks, the method comprising:receiving object code comprising instructions that symbolically refer to one or more data elements;
receiving metadata that identifies the data elements in the object code;
receiving a data element description that identifies each of the data elements as either a regular data element or a non-regular data element;
generating, based on the object code, the metadata and the data element description, executable code that comprises computer executable instructions that refer to the one or more data elements using an address in the memory of the embedded system, wherein the regular data elements are referenced by an address in a non-instruction memory block of the plurality of memory blocks and the non-regular data elements are referenced by an address in an instruction memory block of the plurality of memory blocks; and
loading the executable code into the memory of the embedded system.

US Pat. No. 10,168,955

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD FOR CONTROLLED EXECUTION OF STORING AND READING OPERATIONS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing device, comprising:a control unit configured to:
control execution of a storing operation corresponding to storage of first information on a first recording medium of a plurality of recording media drives,
wherein the first information corresponds to a first job of a plurality of jobs, and
wherein the first job is of a first job type corresponding to the storing operation;
control execution of a reading operation to read second information from a second recording medium of the plurality of recording media drives,
wherein the second information is stored on the second recording medium,
wherein the second information corresponds to a second job of the plurality of jobs, and
wherein the second job is of a second job type corresponding to the reading operation;
divide the plurality of the jobs into a first group that performs storage of the first information and a second group that performs retrieval of the second information;
set a first execution sequence of the plurality of jobs based on the first group and the second group;
combine a plurality of first jobs corresponding to the reading operation, wherein at least one of a first transmission source or a first transmission destination of the first information is same for the plurality of first jobs;
execute one of the storing operation or the reading operation based on the set first execution sequence for the plurality of jobs, wherein the one of the storing operation or the reading operation is executed for an execution time period; and
prepare, within the execution time period, a third recording medium of the plurality of recording media drives, based on the execution of the one of the storing operation or the reading operation,
wherein the third recording medium is associated with a third job subsequent to one of the executed first job or the executed second job in the first execution sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,168,950

COORDINATION OF CONNECTION INITIATION SCHEDULING IN A DISTRIBUTED STORAGE NETWORK (DSN)

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

8. A processing system configured to implement a coordination unit for use in a distributed storage network (DSN) including a plurality of distributed computing systems, the coordination unit comprising:at least one computing core and associated memory configured to implement a scheduling module coupled to the plurality of distributed computing systems included in the DSN, wherein the DSN spans a plurality of time zones;
the scheduling module configured to:
identify a number of the distributed computing systems operating in each of the plurality of time zones;
for each distributed computing system operating in a particular time zone, select a connection time based, at least in part, on the number of distributed computing systems operating in the particular time zone, wherein a connection time selected for a particular distributed computing system specifies a recurring time period to be used by the particular distributed computing system for initiating a connection with the coordination unit; and
issue scheduling messages to the plurality of distributed computing systems, wherein the scheduling messages include information specifying connection times for particular distributed computing systems.

US Pat. No. 10,168,938

LDPC DECODER DESIGN TO SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THROUGHPUT IN ASIC BY UTILIZING PSEUDO TWO PORT MEMORY STRUCTURE

HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, L...

1. A method comprising:generating an access table for mapping a single port memory device to a pseudo two port memory device including a single port even bank and a single port odd bank;
sequentially retrieving entries from the access table;
reading from addresses in the single port memory device corresponding to n entries of the retrieved entries, where n corresponds to pipeline delay measured in CPU clock cycles;
conducting simultaneous operations for reading from addresses in the single port memory device corresponding to remaining entries from the access table and for writing to addresses in the single port memory device corresponding to entries from the access table, starting from the first retrieved entry and delayed by n clock cycles, until all addresses in the single port memory device corresponding to the retrieved entries have been read; and
writing to addresses in the single port memory device corresponding to any remaining entries from the access table.

US Pat. No. 10,168,885

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING TWO DIMENSIONAL GRAPHS OF COMPLEX MOLECULES

ZYMEWORKS INC., Vancouve...

1. A computer-implemented method for visualizing physical properties of a molecule in two dimensions, wherein the molecule comprises a set of {p1, . . . , pN} particles, each particle pi in the set of particles representing a different plurality of covalently bound atoms in the molecule, the method performed on a first computer system having at least one processor and memory storing at least one program for execution by the at least one processor to perform the method, comprising:(A) obtaining a set of N three-dimensional coordinates {x1, . . . , xN} by x-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopic techniques, electron microscopy, modeling or from a non-transitory computer readable storage medium, wherein each respective xi in {x1, . . . , xN} corresponds to a pi in {p1, . . . , pN} and represents the position of pi in three-dimensional space, wherein N is a positive integer of greater than 30;
(B) minimizing a cost function containing an error in a set of two-dimensional coordinates corresponding to the set of N three-dimensional coordinates using a minimization function module:

using the set of N three-dimensional coordinates wherein,
i and j are integers greater than zero,
?ij is a distance between a pair of three-dimensional coordinates xi and xj in {x1, . . . , xN},
E(c1, c2, . . . , cN) is an error in the set of two-dimensional coordinates (c1, cN), wherein each two-dimensional coordinate ci in (c1, cN) uniquely corresponds to a three-dimensional coordinate xi in {x1, . . . , xN} so that each respective pi in {p1, . . . , pN} is represented by a three-dimensional coordinate xi in {x1, . . . , xN} and a corresponding two-dimensional coordinate ci in (c1, . . . , cN),
D(ci, cj) is a distance between the two-dimensional coordinates ci and cj in (c1, . . . , cN), and
wij is a weight for the two-dimensional pair (pi, pj) in a matrix of weights, wherein the matrix of weights has a weight for each two-dimensional pair (pi, pj) in (p1, . . . , pN),
wherein the minimizing alters the values of coordinates of the set of two-dimensional coordinates (c1, . . . , cN) using a refinement algorithm until an exit condition is achieved;
(C) obtaining a plurality of sets of physical properties SMk from a non-transitory computer readable storage medium, each physical property si,j in SMk representing a respective physical property k shared by a pair of particles (pi, pj) in {p1, . . . , pN} in the molecule;
(D) plotting (c1, . . . , cN), with a graphical user interface, after the exit condition is achieved, as a plurality of nodes of a two-dimensional graph; and
(E) plotting, with the graphical user interface, a first plurality of edges for the two-dimensional graph, wherein
each respective edge in the first plurality of edges connects a two-dimensional coordinate pair (ci, cj) in the graph that corresponds to a pair of particles (pi, pj) in {p1, . . . , pN}, and
a first characteristic of each respective edge in the first plurality of edges is determined by a respective physical property si,j in SM1 for the pair of particles (pi, pj) in {p1, . . . , pN} corresponding to the two-dimensional coordinate pair (ci, cj) that is connected by the respective edge.

US Pat. No. 10,168,862

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MENU-BASED NAVIGATION

WALMART APOLLO, LLC, Ben...

1. A method comprising:transmitting instructions to display, in a second display area of a screen of a user, a default view of a first list of available media selections comprising at least one of popular media selections, new media selections, or recommended media selections based on a user history of the user while a first display area of the screen is devoid of a list of available media categories, a home position, and one or more secondary positions;
receiving a first input from the user;
in response to receiving the first input:
automatically causing the screen to exit out of the second display area; and
automatically transmitting instructions to display, in the first display area of the screen, the list of available media categories, wherein the first display area comprises the home position and the one or more secondary positions;
receiving a second input from the user selecting a first media category from the list of available media categories displayed in the first display area of the screen; and
in response to receiving the second input:
automatically transmitting instructions to display the first media category in the home position of the first display area of the screen;
automatically transmitting instructions to display, in the second display area of the screen, a second list of available media selections based on the first media category; and
automatically transmitting instructions to display, in the one or more secondary positions of the first display area, a list of available media sub-categories of the first media category in place of a portion of the list of available media categories that were not selected.

US Pat. No. 10,168,853

DISPLAYING NEWS TICKER CONTENT BASED ON VALUE IN A SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a social networking system, a request from a target user for news ticker content, the social networking system comprising one or more hardware processors;
identifying a plurality of types of content for display in a news ticker; determining, by the social networking system, a value to the social networking system of displaying each type of content in the news ticker based in part on actions previously taken by the target user, wherein the value of displaying a first type of content to the target user is greater if a threshold amount of time has passed since the first type of content was last presented to the target user than if less than the threshold amount of time has passed since the first type of content was last presented to the target user: selecting, by the social networking system, one or more of the types of content based on the determined values;
retrieving content associated with each of the selected one or more types of content; and generating a news ticker interface, the news ticker interface presenting a plurality of stories each describing an action performed by a user of the social networking system connected to the target user and identifying the user performing the action, the news ticker interface further presenting the retrieved content as one or more stories within portions of the news ticker interface, wherein a size of each of the portions of the news ticker interface is proportional to the determined value of displaying the type of content displayed within the portion of the news ticker interface wherein generating the news ticker interface comprises: identifying an additional selected type of content; allocating an additional portion of the news ticker interface to retrieved content associated with the additional selected type of content, a size of the additional portion proportional to the value to the social networking system of displaying the additional selected type of content; and displaying retrieved content associated with the additional selected type of content in the additional portion of the news ticker interface.

US Pat. No. 10,168,796

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DEFINING GESTURES FOR A USER INTERFACE

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising, at an electronic device having one or more processors and memory storing instructions for execution by the one or more processors, the instructions including a utility for user-interface prototyping,in the utility:
developing a user-interface prototype, the developing comprising:
selecting a gesture patch and specifying a gesture for the gesture patch, wherein the gesture patch is a graphical element for defining the user-interface prototype and is associated with an underlying gesture recognition engine, physics engine, and state machine;
selecting a first layer patch corresponding to a first layer of the user-interface prototype, wherein the first layer corresponds to a first image in the user-interface prototype and the first layer patch is a graphical element for defining the user-interface prototype; and
coupling an output of the gesture patch to an input of the first layer patch, wherein the input of the first layer patch corresponds to a display parameter of the first layer;
generating the user-interface prototype for display;
receiving user-interaction data for manipulating the user-interface prototype, the user-interaction data corresponding to the gesture; and
in response to the user-interaction data, updating display of the user-interface prototype in accordance with the user-interaction data and the coupling of the gesture patch to the input of the first layer patch.

US Pat. No. 10,168,778

USER STATUS INDICATOR OF AN AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEM

DAQRI, LLC, Los Angeles,...

1. A device comprising:a biometric sensor configured to measure biometric information of a user of the device;
a display configured to display augmented reality (AR) content;
a light source configured to output any of a plurality of visual signals; and
one or more hardware processors comprising a disruption indicator application, the disruption indicator application configured to perform operations comprising:
identifying a task being performed by the user of the device;
determining a disruption level based on a combination of the AR content, the task, and the biometric information; and
causing the light source to output a visual signal corresponding to the disruption level and selected from the plurality of visual signals, the visual signal being configured to visually alert other users of other devices to avoid engaging the user of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,168,744

REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE

Hunter Douglas Inc., Pea...

1. A remote control device, comprising:a control unit including a user interface, the user interface defining a top surface; and
a holder including a front surface and a cavity that opens through the front surface of the holder;
wherein the control unit is inserted in the cavity of the holder through an opening formed in the front surface of the holder, the control unit being seated in the cavity of the holder such that the top surface of the user interface of the control unit resides below the front surface of the holder;
wherein the holder includes a recessed area defining an access feature in the front surface of the holder, the access feature surrounding at least a portion of the cavity defined in the holder, the control unit being accessible when the control unit is seated within the cavity formed in the holder.

US Pat. No. 10,168,718

DRIVING CONTROLLER CAPABLE OF DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTING VOLTAGE AT CONTROL TERMINAL OF TRANSISTOR

WELTREND SEMICONDUCTOR IN...

1. A driving controller configured to drive a transistor, the transistor comprising a first terminal for receiving an operation voltage, a second terminal and a control terminal, the driving controller comprising:a first operation unit comprising a first terminal for receiving a first voltage, a control terminal, and a second terminal coupled to the control terminal of the transistor;
a first adjustment unit coupled to the control terminal of the transistor and configured to increase a voltage at the control terminal of the transistor;
a second adjustment unit coupled to the control terminal of the transistor and configured to decrease the voltage at the control terminal of the transistor;
a first comparator comprising a first terminal coupled to the first terminal of the transistor, a second terminal for receiving a first reference voltage, and an output terminal for outputting a first comparison signal when the operation voltage is equal to the first reference voltage; and
a comparison unit comprising a first terminal coupled to the first terminal of the transistor to receive the operation voltage, and a set of output terminals, wherein the comparison unit is configured to compare the operation voltage and a second reference voltage and compare the operation voltage and a third reference voltage, the set of output terminals outputs a second comparison signal when the operation voltage is equal to the second reference voltage, and the set of output terminals outputs a third comparison signal when the operation voltage is equal to the third reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,168,702

AUTONOMOUS DRIVING CONTROL DEVICE

CLARION CO., LTD., Saita...

1. An autonomous driving control device mounted on a vehicle and controlling autonomous driving, comprising:a storage unit that stores map information;
a route extraction unit that extracts a plurality of routes from an origin to a destination based on the map information;
a determination unit that determines whether or not to change to another route in response to a situation of an intersection when the vehicle approaches the intersection while the vehicle is traveling on one route of the routes extracted by the route extraction unit; and
an autonomous driving control unit that controls autonomous driving based on determination of the determination unit,
wherein the determination unit
determines whether or not to change to the other route from the one route in accordance with a signal state of an intersection.

US Pat. No. 10,168,694

HEAT SOURCE DEVICE

RINNAI CORPORATION, Nago...

1. A heat source device comprising:a heat medium circulation passage which has a heating terminal connected thereto and through which a heat medium circulates;
a heat medium heating unit which is provided along the heat medium circulation passage and which heats a heat medium that circulates in the heat medium circulation passage;
a hot water supply bypass passage which bypasses the heat medium heating unit and which is in communication with the heat medium circulation passage;
a hot water supply passage which has an upstream end and a downstream end, the upstream end being connected to waterworks and the downstream end being connected to a hot water supply tap;
a hot water supply heat exchanger which is connected between the hot water supply bypass passage and the hot water supply passage and which heats water flowing through the hot water supply passage by heat exchange between the heat medium flowing through the hot water supply bypass passage and water flowing through the hot water supply passage;
a circulation mode switching unit which switches between a first circulation mode and a second circulation mode, the first circulation mode being a mode in which the circulation of the heat medium in the heat medium circulation passage that has passed through the hot water supply bypass passage and the heat medium heating unit is disabled, whereas the circulation of the heat medium in the heat medium circulation passage that has passed through the heat medium heating unit and the heating terminal is enabled, and the second circulation mode being a mode in which the circulation of the heat medium in the heat medium circulation passage that has passed through the heating terminal and the heat medium heating unit is disabled, whereas the circulation of the heat medium in the heat medium circulation passage that has passed through the hot water supply bypass passage and the heat medium heating unit is enabled;
a control unit which sets the first circulation mode by the circulation mode switching unit and performs a heating operation, in which the heat medium heating unit is actuated, in response to a predetermined request for heating, and which sets the second circulation mode by the circulation mode switching unit and performs a hot water supply operation, in which the heat medium heating unit is actuated, in response to a predetermined request for hot water supply; and
a hot water supply stop alarm unit which performs a hot water supply stop alarm to urge a user of hot water to stop using the hot water in a case where the request for heating is continued for a first predetermined time or more while the hot water supply operation is being performed.

US Pat. No. 10,168,672

AUTO-TUNING

GENCOA LTD., Liverpool (...

1. A method of automatically calculating controller parameters to be applied in a system comprising a controller operatively connected to a sensor and an actuator, comprising:automatically performing a series of actuator actions controlled by a controller;
determining, with a processor, a sensor response for the series of actuator actions, the sensor response being based on an actuator input;
performing, with the processor, an automatic sensor calibration procedure to determine a window of operation for the controller between a determined maximum sensor level and a determined minimum sensor level, the automatic sensor calibration procedure comprising:
performing a series of first actuator ramps as a first actuator ramping and recording first sensor responses;
determining a maximum sensor value and a minimum sensor value recoded during the first actuator ramping;
recording an actuator value corresponding to the minimum sensor value;
recording an actuator value corresponding to the maximum sensor value;
determining the window of operation of the controller to be a range of actuator values falling between the actuator value corresponding to the minimum sensor value and the actuator value corresponding to the maximum sensor value;
performing, with the processor, a system identification procedure for determining information on dynamics of the system to be controlled, the performing the system identification procedure comprising:
selecting an actuator value u0 falling within the window of operation of the controller;
performing a second actuator ramping about the selected actuator value u0;
analysing the sensor response by recording the gradient of the sensor response dy/dt at an actuator value ?u offset from u0; and
determining a relationship B that is characteristic of a dynamic system parameter according to a relationship B=f(dy/dt, ?u);
automatically calculating, with the processor, controller parameters to achieve a specified dynamic response based on the calibration and system identification procedures; and
applying, with the processor, the controller parameters to the controller to achieve the specified dynamic response.

US Pat. No. 10,168,669

TIMELINE USER INTERFACE

Amer Sports Digital Servi...

1. An apparatus comprising at least one processing core, at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code being configured to, with the at least one processing core, cause the apparatus at least to:obtain at least one of a sunrise time and a sunset time for a current location of the apparatus, the current location being determined from a satellite position receiver;
obtain a plurality of calendar events occurring during a same day from a calendar application;
display a time axis on a screen, and display, relative to the time axis at parts of the time axis that are selected based on scheduled times of day of the calendar events, a plurality of symbols, the symbols corresponding to at least two of the plurality of calendar events, and
display, relative to the time axis, at least one of:
an indication of sunrise corresponding to the sunrise time in connection with a part of the time axis corresponding to the sunrise time, and
an indication of sunset corresponding to the sunset time in connection with a part of the time axis corresponding to the sunset time.

US Pat. No. 10,168,659

DEVELOPING UNIT TRANSFERRING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS EMPLOYING THE DEVELOPING UNIT TRANSFERRING DEVICE, AND DEVELOPING UNIT SEPARATING METHOD OF THE IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

HP PRINTING KOREA CO., LT...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:a body;
a tray to receive a plurality of developing units mountable thereon, the plurality of developing units including a frontmost developing unit mountable at a first location adjacent to a front of the tray and a rearmost developing unit mountable at a second location adjacent to a rear of the tray, and the tray being movable to a first tray position at which the tray is inside the body and a second tray position at which at least a portion of the tray is outside the body; and
a position adjustment unit, disposed on at least one side of the tray and movable with respect to the tray, to rotatably support the plurality of developing units,
wherein, when the position adjustment unit is moved upward with respect to the tray as the tray is moved rearward to the second tray position, the plurality of developing units are rotated through contact with the position adjustment unit during the upward movement of the position adjustment unit, at a time the plurality of developing units are outside the body.

US Pat. No. 10,168,622

MQW DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PATTERNING SYSTEMS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method to pattern a target using a multiple-quantum-well (MQW) device configured for use in a semiconductor patterning system, the method comprising:receiving at a first preliminary memory cell of a first pixel a first transmittance value from a memory bank of the semiconductor patterning system via a data line, the first pixel including a first transmission element and a first support circuit, the first support circuit including the first preliminary memory cell, a first load switch, and a first final memory cell;
receiving the first transmittance value at the first final memory cell from the first preliminary memory cell via the first load switch;
storing the first transmittance value in the first final memory cell;
receiving at a second preliminary memory cell of a second pixel a second transmittance value from the memory bank of the semiconductor patterning system via the data line, the second pixel including a second transmission element and a second support circuit, the second support circuit including the second preliminary memory cell, a second load switch, and a second final memory cell;
receiving the second transmittance value at the second final memory cell from the second preliminary memory cell via the second load switch;
storing the second transmittance value in the second final memory cell;
passing, based on the first stored transmittance value and the second stored transmittance value, a beam of energy through the first and second transmission elements, as a first beamlet of energy emerging from the first transmission element towards the target at a first position and as a second beamlet of energy emerging from the second transmission element towards the target to pattern the target; and
blocking, based on a change of the first stored transmittance value, the beam of energy at the first transmission element,
wherein the target includes a semiconductor material.

US Pat. No. 10,168,621

RADIATION BEAM APPARATUS

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. An adjustable diffraction grating comprising:an optical element having an optical surface to receive an input radiation beam, the optical element comprising a plurality of closed channels below the optical surface, above each closed channel the optical surface being formed from a membrane of material; and
a distortion mechanism comprising one or more actuators that are operable to distort the membranes over the closed channels so as to control a shape of the optical surface and to form a periodic structure on the optical surface which acts as a diffraction grating such that the input radiation beam is diffracted from the optical element to form a plurality of angularly separated sub-beams.

US Pat. No. 10,168,620

ILLUMINATION OPTICAL SYSTEM, EXPOSURE APPARATUS AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An illumination optical system which illuminates an illumination target surface with illumination light, comprising:a polarization member arranged on an optical path of the illumination light, the polarization member configured to set a polarization state of first partial light serving as first part of the illumination light into first linear polarization having a polarization direction along a first direction and set a polarization state of second partial light serving as second part of the illumination light into second linear polarization having a polarization direction along a second direction, the second part being different from the first part, the second direction being different from the first direction;
a reflecting surface arranged on the optical path of the illumination light, the reflecting surface configured to reflect the first partial light and the second partial light, the polarization direction of the first linear polarization serving as s-polarization or p-polarization with respect to the reflecting surface; and
a phase member provided downstream on the optical path from the polarization member and configured to emit the second partial light while providing a phase difference between polarization components in the second partial light and emit the first partial light while maintaining the polarization state of the first partial light in the first linear polarization, polarization directions of the polarization components in the second partial light being orthogonal to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,168,618

LIQUID PROCESSING METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A liquid processing method comprising:accommodating a substrate horizontally in each of a first processing region and a second processing region, arranged in a left-right direction, for performing therein a process on the substrate by a processing solution from a nozzle;
rotating a rotary body, positioned at a rear side of an arrangement of the first and the second processing regions, about a vertical axis;
keeping a plurality of processing nozzles provided on the rotary body in a standby state at an outside of the first processing region and the second processing region such that the plurality of processing nozzles rotate with the rotary body;
supplying different kinds of processing solutions to the substrate from the plurality of processing nozzles;
holding a processing nozzle selected from the plurality of processing nozzles by a nozzle holder capable of being moved back and forth such that a nozzle transfer device, provided on the rotary body and having the nozzle holder, rotates with the rotary body and the plurality of processing nozzles;
transferring the nozzle holder into selected one of the first and the second processing regions by the nozzle transfer device;
rotating the rotary body by a rotation driving unit so as to allow a front of the nozzle holder in a forward/backward direction thereof to face the selected one of the first and the second processing regions,
wherein at least one hole is formed at a side periphery of the nozzle holder, at least one protruding member is provided in the at least one hole, an inner space formed within the nozzle holder is connected with an air supply source, and the inner space is surrounded by the at least one protruding member and a bottom member of the nozzle holder, and
an upwardly opened recess is provided at each of the plurality of processing nozzles, and at least one groove is formed at an inner side surface of the recess;
inserting the nozzle holder into the recess; and
engaging the at least one protruding member protruded from the nozzle holder in the at least one groove depending on an internal pressure of the inner space that is caused by a gas supplied from the air supply source.

US Pat. No. 10,168,617

COMPOSITION FOR FORMING INTERLAYER INSULATING FILM, INTERLAYER INSULATING FILM, METHOD FOR FORMING INTERLAYER INSULATING FILM PATTERN, AND DEVICE

TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD...

1. A composition for forming an interlayer insulating film, comprising:a polymerizable monomer (M) containing a caprolactone-modified (meth)acrylate monomer;
an imide compound (Z) represented by the following general formula (z-1);
a reaction promoter (A) which promotes polymerization of the polymerizable monomer (M) and the imide compound (Z), wherein the reaction promoter (A) contains a Lewis acid; and
a polymerization initiator:

wherein R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, Rz00 represents a divalent organic group containing a linear, branched, or cyclic aliphatic hydrocarbon group, and/or an aromatic hydrocarbon group, Rzz01 and Rzz02 each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms or an alkoxy group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, and n1 and n2 each independently represent 0 or 1.

US Pat. No. 10,168,610

PROJECTION SYSTEM

Appotronics Corporation L...

1. A projection system, comprising:a light source system for generating a first light beam in a first time sequence and generating a second light beam in a second time sequence, wherein the first light beam comprises a first light and a first compensation light, and the second light beam comprises a second light, or the second light beam comprises a second light and the first compensation light;
a light splitting device for sequentially splitting the first light beam and the second light beam into light travelling along a first light path and light travelling along a second light path;
a first light modulation device for modulating the light travelling along the first light path; and
a second light modulation device for modulating the light travelling along the second light path,
wherein the first light is a primary light, the second light is a wide-spectrum light comprising at least two kinds of primary light, and a combined light of the first light and the second light comprises light of three primary colors.

US Pat. No. 10,168,606

LIGHT SOURCE UNIT AND PROJECTOR

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A light source unit comprising:a first light source for emitting light in a first wavelength range;
a luminescent wheel device comprising a luminescent wheel including (i) a second light source for emitting light in a second wavelength range which is luminous light excited by the light in the first wavelength range, and (ii) a third light source for emitting light in a third wavelength range which is luminous light excited by the light in the first wavelength range and whose wavelength differs from a wavelength of the light in the second wavelength range, the second light source and the third light source being disposed end to end in an adjacent fashion in a circumferential direction;
a fourth light source for emitting light in a fourth wavelength range which is of the same color system as the light in the second wavelength range or which is of the same color system as the light in the third wavelength range; and
a control unit for controlling the fourth light source and the luminescent wheel device so that the fourth light source is illuminated during a first color mixing period during which a boundary between the second light source and the third light source is situated on an optical path of the light in the first wavelength range,
wherein a transmitting segment which transmits the light in the first wavelength range is provided end to end with the second light source and the third light source in an adjacent fashion on the luminescent wheel, and
wherein the control unit performs control so that the fourth light source is illuminated during a second color mixing period during which a boundary between the third light source and the transmitting segment is situated on the optical path of the light in the first wavelength range or a third color mixing period during which a boundary between the transmitting segment and the second light source is situated on the optical path of the light in the first wavelength range.

US Pat. No. 10,168,602

PROJECTION OPTICAL SYSTEM AND PROJECTOR

Konica Minolta, Inc., To...

1. A projection optical system that projects, while enlarging, an image displayed on an image display surface and performs zooming by moving a plurality of lens groups arranged along a same optical axis, the projection optical system comprising, from an enlargement side:a first lens group having a negative refractive power;
a second lens group having a negative refractive power and movable during zooming;
a third lens group having a positive refractive power and movable during zooming; and
a lens group disposed at a most reduction-side position,
wherein
the first lens group comprises, from the enlargement side:
a front group having a negative refractive power; and
a rear group having a positive refractive power and comprising, from the enlargement side, a negative lens element and a positive lens element,
for zooming from a wide-angle end to a telephoto end, the third lens group moves toward the enlargement side monotonically, and
conditional formulae (1) and (2) below are fulfilled:
0.3<|flf|/L1r<1.4  (1)
0.1 where
flf represents a focal length of the front group;
L1r represents a distance from a vertex of a most enlargement-side surface in the front group to a vertex of a most enlargement-side of the rear group;
L2max represents a maximum amount of movement of the second lens group; and
L3max represents a maximum amount of movement of the third lens group.

US Pat. No. 10,168,600

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTICAL SAMPLING WITHOUT AN OPTICAL SOURCE

1. A system for the sampling of an optical input signal by generating a plurality of copies of the spectrum of the said optical input signal including:at least one sampling block for the convolution between the optical input spectrum and an optical comb; wherein
the said sampling block includes a modulator, and a bias voltage generator,
the said sampling block is driven by an electrical comb generator and a phase shifter,
the said electrical comb generator being configured to generate a number of N lines, with N from one to infinity, in the radio frequency domain, equally spaced in frequency and locked in phase,
the said phase shifter being configured to shift the phase of the electrical comb lines in respect to the phase of the signal-to-sample,
the said modulator being configured to generate a plurality of 2N+1 copies of the input spectrum from (i) the signal spectrum and (ii) a number of N lines provided by the said electrical comb generator,
the modulator being further configured to ensure a fixed phase relationship between the plurality of copies using an input bias voltage from the bias voltage generator and a voltage amplitude of the frequency comb.

US Pat. No. 10,168,595

ELECTRODEPOSITION ELEMENT AND MIRROR DEVICE

STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. An electrodeposition element comprising:a first substrate including a first base substrate made of a first material, a first member arranged on the first base substrate and made of a second material different from the first material, and an electrode arranged above the first member;
a second substrate arranged opposite to the first substrate and including an electrode;
an electrolyte layer arranged between the electrodes of the first substrate and the second substrate, the electrolyte layer including an electrodeposition material that contains silver; and
a mirror arranged on a surface of the first substrate at a side away from the electrolyte layer,
wherein the first member has a micro-prism shape including concavities and convexities, and
wherein, when a voltage is applied between the electrodes of the first substrate and the second substrate such that the first substrate side is negative and the second substrate side is positive, a reflective surface made of a silver thin film and reflecting light, which is incident from a direction normal to the first and second substrates, in a direction not parallel to the incident direction of the light is formed above the electrode of the first substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,168,594

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A liquid crystal display comprising:a first substrate including a plurality of pixels;
a gate line disposed on the first substrate;
a plurality of data lines disposed on the first substrate;
a first reference voltage line and a second reference voltage line disposed on the first substrate and respectively applying a first reference voltage and a second reference voltage having different polarities from each other;
a first pixel electrode disposed in a first pixel column and a second pixel electrode disposed in a second pixel column adjacent to the first pixel column, the first pixel electrode and the second pixel electrode each including a first subpixel electrode and a second subpixel electrode;
a first switching element connected to the gate line, a first data line of the plurality of data lines, and the first subpixel electrode;
a second switching element connected to the gate line, the first data line, and the second subpixel electrode; and
a third switching element connected to the gate line, the first subpixel electrode, and one of the first reference voltage line and the second reference voltage line,
wherein the first pixel electrode overlaps the first reference voltage line and the second reference voltage line,
the second pixel electrode does not overlap the first reference voltage line and the second reference voltage line,
the first pixel electrode is connected to the first reference voltage line and the second pixel electrode is connected to the second reference voltage line, and
a first width of the first pixel electrode is different from a second width of the second pixel electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,168,593

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY PANEL HAVING DUAL CAPACITORS CONNECTED IN PARALLEL TO SHIFT REGISTER UNIT AND ARRAY SUBSTRATE THEREOF

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. An array substrate, comprising: a substrate body, a first metal layer, a first dielectric layer, a second metal layer, an insulating layer, an electrode layer, which are arranged on the substrate body; the first metal layer, the first dielectric layer, and the second metal layer forming a first capacitor; the second metal layer, the insulating layer, and the electrode layer forming a second capacitor; the electrode layer being connected with the first metal layer through a channel hole penetrating through the first dielectric layer and the insulating layer, so that the first capacitor is connected with the second capacitor in parallel;wherein the array substrate further comprises a thin-film transistor arranged on the substrate body and a shift register unit located at a non-display area, the first capacitor and the second capacitor are connected with the shift register unit in parallel, the thin-film transistor comprising a gate electrode, a source electrode, and a drain electrode, the gate electrode and the first metal layer are formed synchronously, the second metal layer and a source-drain electrode layer composed of the source electrode and the drain electrode are formed synchronously, the first dielectric layer of the first capacitor and the first dielectric layer provided between the source-drain electrode layer and the gate electrode are formed synchronously;
wherein the first capacitor and the second capacitor that are connected with the shift register unit are separate from the source electrode and the drain electrode of the thin-film transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,168,548

OPTICAL LENS BLANK, A BLANK ASSORTMENT AND A METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF LENSES

OPTOTECH OPTIKMASCHINEN G...

1. An optical lens blank comprising a first and a second lens surface, which are arranged opposite each other and which are delimited at a lens circumference, wherein the first lens surface has a surface geometry that corresponds to a first partial cutout from a first melon shape, wherein the first melon shape is an ellipsoid, and(a) wherein the ellipsoid is an ellipsoid of revolution spanned by three ellipsoid radii, wherein the first and second ellipsoid radii have a same size, and a size of the third ellipsoid radius differs from the size of the first and second ellipsoid radii; or
(b) wherein the ellipsoid is a triaxial ellipsoid spanned by three ellipsoid radii, wherein the first, second, and third ellipsoid radii are each of a different size,
wherein two smaller ellipsoid radii selected from the group consisting of the first, second, and third ellipsoid radii lie at an edge of or outside of the first lens surface.

US Pat. No. 10,168,540

COMBINED LIGHT MODULATION DEVICE FOR TRACKING USERS

SEEREAL TECHNOLOGIES S.A....

1. A light modulator device for a holographic or an autostereoscopic display for the representation of three-dimensional image information, the light modulator device comprising:at least one real or virtual light source;
a first and a second light-affecting means;
an eye position detection system; and
a system controller;
wherein encoded image information of an image to be represented to at least one observer eye of at least one observer is written to at least one light modulator;
wherein the first and the second light-affecting means is adapted to change the optical path of the light which is emitted by the light source;
wherein the eye position detection system is adapted to find and to follow at least one eye position of the at least one observer of the image information and the system controller is adapted to track at least one visibility region of the image information based on eye position information provided by the eye position detection system using the first and second light-affecting means;
wherein the first light-affecting means tracks the visibility region to the eyes of the observer only in large steps within an observer range and the second light-affecting means tracks the visibility region to the eyes of the observer finely graduated or continuously at least within one such large step of the first light-affecting means; and
wherein a size of the visibility region in the observer plane can be adjusted, or a size of the visibility region can be adapted to a changed observer distance from the display, such that the size of the visibility region stays larger than or is comparable to a diameter of an eye pupil but smaller than an eye separation distance.

US Pat. No. 10,168,506

TRI-AXIS CLOSE LOOP FEEDBACK CONTROLLING MODULE FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC LENS DRIVING DEVICE

TDK TAIWAN CORP., Nangan...

1. An electromagnetic lens driving device, comprising:a lens holder for holding a lens;
a movable frame for receiving the lens holder in such a manner that the lens holder is movable relative to the movable frame along a Z-axis direction;
a first spring plate having one end connected to the lens holder and the other end connected to the movable frame;
a second spring plate having one end connected to the lens holder and the other end connected to the movable frame, wherein the lens holder is flexibly suspended in a receiving space of the movable frame by the first spring plate and the second spring plate;
an electromagnetic driving module, furnished between the movable frame and the lens holder for driving the lens holder to move within the movable frame along the Z-axis direction;
a first circuit board, wherein the movable frame is suspended above the first circuit board by a plurality of suspension wires;
an optical image stabilization (OIS) module for driving the movable frame together with the lens holder to perform bi-directional movements along a X-axis direction and a Y-axis direction, wherein the X-axis, the Y-axis, and the Z-axis are perpendicular to each other;
the first spring plate includes at least six independent and separated first spring members, wherein each one of the first spring members of the first spring plate comprises: a first outer rim connected to the movable frame, a first inner rim connected to the lens holder, and at least one first inner string extending and connecting between the first outer rim and the first inner rim; and
a Hall element furnished within the movable frame and having at least six pins, wherein two of the pins are coupled with a driving coil of the electromagnetic driving module by two of the first spring members of the first spring plate, and other four of the pins are coupled with other four of the first spring members of the first spring plate and coupled with the first circuit board by a suspension mechanism composed of the suspension wires.

US Pat. No. 10,168,487

FIBER OPTIC GUIDE PIN CHANGER AND FIELD TOOL WITH ADAPTER

US Conec, Ltd, Hickory, ...

1. A pin exchanger for a fiber optic connector comprising:a first gripping element;
a second gripping element disposed substantially parallel to and spaced apart from the first gripping element thereby defining a space therebetween;
a guide beam attached to each side of the first and second gripping elements, each of the guide beams having a first leg extending from the first gripping element and a second leg extending from the second gripping element, the first and second legs being connected to one another at an end thereof opposite the gripping elements;
a first protrusion extending from the first gripping element and extending toward the second gripping element in the space; and
a second protrusion extending from the second gripping element and extending toward and aligned with the first protrusion in the space, the first and second protrusion forming a junction disposed between the first and second gripping elements to engage a portion of at least one guide pin.

US Pat. No. 10,168,474

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING OPTICAL INPUT/OUTPUT DEVICE

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method of manufacturing an optical input/output device, the method comprising:providing a bulk silicon substrate;
monolithically integrating a vertical-input light detection element on a portion of the bulk silicon substrate; and
monolithically integrating a vertical-output light source element on another portion of the bulk silicon substrate,
wherein monolithically integrating the vertical-output light source element comprises:
forming an element passivation layer covering the vertical-input light detection element on the portion of the bulk silicon substrate;
bonding a wafer including a III-V compound semiconductor light source active layer on the III-V compound semiconductor substrate to the other portion of the bulk silicon substrate;
removing the III-V compound semiconductor substrate;
device-fabricating the III-V compound semiconductor light source active layer to form the vertical-output light source element on the bulk silicon substrate; and
forming a passivation layer on the vertical-input light detection element and the vertical-output light source element,
wherein the portion of the bulk silicon substrate is on a same plane of the bulk silicon substrate as the other portion of the bulk silicon substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,168,470

PLANAR LIGHTING DEVICE

MINEBEA CO., LTD., Nagan...

1. A planar lighting device comprising:a plurality of point light sources;
a circuit board provided with the point light sources;
a light guide plate including an end surface along which the point light sources are disposed in a facing manner and a surface to which a portion of a front end of the circuit board is fixed; and
a fixing member that fixes the circuit board to the light guide plate, the fixing member having a two-layer structure formed by a plurality of small-piece double-sided adhesive members and a single-sided adhesive member, wherein:
the single-sided adhesive member corresponds to a first layer of the two-layer structure, and the plurality of small-piece double-sided adhesive members correspond to a second layer of the two-layer structure;
the single-sided adhesive member
is configured to integrally support the small-piece double-sided adhesive members arranged in a manner separated from one another and adhesively fixed on the single-sided adhesive member, and
includes a front end side disposed at the portion of the front end of the circuit board, and a plurality of branch portions extending from the front end side in a direction from a first end surface toward a second end surface of the light guide plate, the first end surface being an end surface opposite to the second end surface, the second end surface being the end surface along which the point light sources are disposed in a facing manner;
an adhesive surface of the single-sided adhesive member is adhesively fixed to the circuit board;
a first adhesive surface of each of the small-piece double-sided adhesive members is adhesively fixed to a non-adhesive surface of a respective branch portion of the single-sided adhesive member; and
a second adhesive surface of each of the small-piece double-sided adhesive members is adhesively fixed to the light guide plate.

US Pat. No. 10,168,467

LUMINAIRES UTILIZING EDGE COUPLING

CREE, INC., Durham, NC (...

1. A luminaire, comprising:first and second waveguides comprising first and second coupling surfaces, respectively, extending along a length dimension thereof; and
at least one LED element carried by a structural member between the first and second coupling surfaces of the respective first and second waveguides, wherein each coupling surface comprises a first edge and a second edge opposite the first edge, wherein the structural member is disposed adjacent to the second edges of the first and second coupling surfaces, wherein the structural member supports the first and second waveguides, and wherein the structural member comprises optical grade silicone.

US Pat. No. 10,168,459

SILICON-GERMANIUM BASED OPTICAL FILTER

VIAVI Solutions Inc., Sa...

1. An optical filter, comprising:a substrate;
a set of optical filter layers disposed onto the substrate,
the set of optical filter layers including:
a first subset of optical filter layers,
the first subset of optical filter layers comprising silicon-germanium (SiGe) with a first refractive index; and
a second subset of optical filter layers,
the second subset of optical filter layers comprising a material with a second refractive index,
the second refractive index being less than the first refractive index.

US Pat. No. 10,168,446

MOBILE RADIOGRAPHIC INSPECTION SYSTEM AND LIFTING DEVICE FOR MOBILE RADIOGRAPHIC INSPECTION SYSTEM

Nuctech Company Limited, ...

1. A lifting device for a mobile radiographic inspection system, the device comprising:a driving motor; and
at least two screw lifters;
wherein the driving motor is connected to each of the screw lifters via a transmission, and a lower end of a lifting rod of the screw lifter is configured to connect with a radiographic inspection device; and
wherein the lifting device further comprises a mounting assembly, which is adapted to connect the lifting device to a vehicle body of the mobile radiographic inspection system.

US Pat. No. 10,168,441

SEISMIC STREAMER CONNECTING MODULE AND METHOD

SERCEL, Carquefou (FR)

1. A flush module for connecting three elements associated with a streamer spread, the flush module comprising:a housing;
a first end connector attached to the housing and configured to connect to a first element of the streamer spread;
a second end connector attached to the housing and configured to connect to a second element of the streamer spread; and
an external connector attached to the housing and configured to connect to a third element of the streamer spread,
wherein the external connector is configured to pivot between (a) a close position during which the external connector is entirely located within the housing, and (b) an open position during which a distal end of the external connector is located outside the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,168,432

DISTRIBUTED ELECTROMAGNETIC INSTRUMENT SYNCHRONIZATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND ...

1. A distributed electromagnetic instrument synchronization method, wherein the instrument comprises a transmitter and a receiver, comprising:establishing a connection between the transmitter and the receiver via a satellite;
realizing location positioning and time synchronization;
the transmitter and the receiver each acquiring a pulse per second signal and each adjusting a temperature compensated crystal oscillator according to the pulse per second signal to reach a preset value; and
performing communication between the transmitter and the receiver through the satellite.

US Pat. No. 10,168,421

WEIGHT-LOADED TARGET CARRIER FOR LASER TRACKING

The United States of Amer...

1. A laser tracking system comprising a laser target assembly, said laser target assembly including a generally rectangular member, four legs, a shaft, at least one weight, and a retroreflective target, said generally rectangular member characterized by four corners and a central aperture extending therethrough, said shaft characterized by a shaft axis, said four legs each connected to said generally rectangular member at each corner of said rectangular member, said shaft passing through said central aperture, said retroreflective target connected to said shaft at an axial end of said shaft, said at least one weight connected to said shaft so that said shaft when in a vertical position exerts a downward force against said retroreflective target in the vertical axial direction of said shaft, wherein said laser target assembly is positionable upon a surface at each of plural locations of said surface whereby said legs and said retroreflective target are contiguous said surface, and wherein at each said location of said surface said retroreflective target is contiguous said surface in accordance with said downward force exerted by said at least one weight.

US Pat. No. 10,168,414

WIRELESS SIGNALS AND TECHNIQUES FOR DETERMINING LOCATIONS OF OBJECTS IN MULTI-PATH ENVIRONMENTS

Origin Wireless, Inc., G...

1. A method comprising:at a first device, receiving a probe signal sent from a second device through a multipath channel, the probe signal received at the first device having a waveform that is different from the waveform sent by the second device due to influence of the multipath channel;
estimating a channel impulse response based on the probe signal received at the first device;
determining a time-reversed signal based on the estimated channel impulse response;
computing coordinates of a position of the second device based on a combination of (i) the time-reversed signal, (ii) stored first data representing channel impulse responses derived from probe signals sent from a third device at a plurality of positions in a venue, and (iii) second data representing coordinates of the plurality of positions in the venue that are stored in a storage device, in which the second device is located at one of the plurality of positions or in a vicinity of one of the plurality of positions, and determining coordinates of the position of the second device comprising determining which of the channel impulse responses represented by the first data more closely matches the channel impulse response estimated based on the probe signal sent from the second device as compared to the other channel impulse responses represented by the first data;
for each of a plurality of positions, determining a feature value based on a function of the time-reversed signal and the stored channel impulse response associated with the position, and
determining the position of the second device based on the position associated with a largest feature value among the feature values,
wherein at least one of (i) the feature value associated with a position is a function of the stored channel impulse response or responses associated with one or more neighboring positions, (ii) the feature value associated with a position is a function of the stored channel impulse responses derived from probe signals sent from the position at a plurality of time periods, or (iii) determining the feature value associated with a position comprises calculating a convolution of the time-reversed signal and the stored channel impulse response associated with the position.

US Pat. No. 10,168,398

MAGNETIC FIELD SENSING APPARATUS

iSentek Inc., New Taipei...

1. A magnetic field sensing apparatus, comprising:a magnetic flux concentrator, having a top surface, a bottom surface opposite to the top surface, and four side surfaces connecting the top surface and the bottom surface;
at least four magnetoresistance units, respectively disposed beside the four side surfaces, wherein the at least four magnetoresistance units are electrically connected into three different combinations to form three kinds of Wheatstone full bridges in three different periods, respectively, so as to measure magnetic field components in three different directions and to cause each of the three kinds of the Wheatstone full bridges to output three signals corresponding to the magnetic field components in the three different directions, wherein in any one of the three different periods, the number of the Wheatstone full bridge formed by electrically connecting the at least four magnetoresistance units is one; and
a switching circuit, electrically connected to the at least four magnetoresistance units, wherein the switching circuit electrically connects the at least four magnetoresistance units into the three different combinations to form the three kinds of Wheatstone full bridges, respectively, and the three kinds of Wheatstone full bridges respectively measure the magnetic field components at the three different directions and respectively output the three signals corresponding to the magnetic field components in the three different directions.

US Pat. No. 10,168,372

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LEAKAGE CURRENT AND FAULT LOCATION DETECTION IN ELECTRIC VEHICLE DC POWER CIRCUITS

General Electric Company,...

1. A system comprising:a DC power circuit including:
a DC bus comprising a pair of conductors;
one or more energy storage devices connected to the DC bus to provide a DC power thereto;
one or more power converters connected to the DC bus and configured to condition the DC power; and
one or more loads positioned to receive power from the DC bus or the one of the respective one or more power converters; and
a plurality of DC leakage current detectors positioned throughout the DC power circuit, the plurality of DC leakage current detectors configured to sense and locate a leakage current fault in the DC power circuit;
wherein each of the plurality of DC leakage current detectors is configured to generate a net voltage at an output thereof indicative of whether a leakage current fault is present at a location at which the respective DC leakage current detector is positioned.

US Pat. No. 10,168,356

TEST AND MEASUREMENT PROBE WITH ADJUSTABLE TEST POINT CONTACT

Tektronix, Inc., Beavert...

1. A probe for making electrical contact with a test point in a device-under-test, the probe comprising:a body;
a rigid member structured to be able to travel linearly with respect to the body;
a flexible arm having a test point contact disposed at a first end, and fastened at a second end to the rigid member; and
a flexible linkage fixed to the body and connected to a point on the flexible arm between the first end and the second end, the flexible linkage structured to cause the flexible arm to bend in response to travel of the rigid member in a first direction, and to unbend in response to travel of the rigid member in a second direction, wherein the flexible linkage is substantially nonplanar with the flexible arm.

US Pat. No. 10,168,346

METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF DISPOSABLE PIPETTE TIPS IN PIPETTE TIP CARRIERS

TECAN TRADING AG, Manned...

1. A method for determining presence or absence of disposable pipette tips (1) in selected pipette tip carriers (2) on the work area (3) of a laboratory work station (4), wherein each of the selected pipette tip carriers (2) comprises a carrier plate (5) with an orthogonal arrangement of receiving holes (6), in which respectively one disposable pipette tip (1) can be inserted, wherein the laboratory work station (4) comprises a robot arm (7) with at least one pipette (8), which is configured for receiving and delivering liquid samples and for receiving and discarding disposable pipette tips (1), and wherein the laboratory work station (4) comprises a digital camera (9) which is disposed on a carrier device (10) and which is operatively connected to an evaluation unit (11), and with which the work area (3) of the laboratory work station (4) can be completely imaged at least in a first direction, wherein by using the evaluation unit (11):a) the pipette tip carriers (2) arranged on the work area (3) of the laboratory work station (4) are selected;
b) at least one digital image (12) with a plurality of pixels is taken of each of the selected pipette tip carriers (2) using the digital camera (9);
c) in relation to the at least one digital image (12) of each of the selected pipette tip carriers (2), a grid (14) consisting of grid elements (13) is defined on the respective pipette tip carrier (2), wherein the grid (14) is spanned by the four outermost receiving holes (6?) of an arrangement of receiving holes; characterized in that the grid (14) is an orthogonal grid with square grid elements (13) adapted perspectively to the at least one digital image (12), wherein:
d) in relation to the at least one digital image (12) of each of the selected pipette tip carriers (2), pixel areas (15) which can be assigned to the grid elements (13) are determined, whereby each of the grid elements (13) of the grid (14) is divided into four quadrants (18);
e) in each of the determined pixel areas (15) of the at least one digital image (12) a respective number of pixels whose brightness lies in a predetermined range is determined; and
f) determining whether the disposable pipette tip (1) is present or absent in one of the receiving holes (6) of the selected pipette tip carriers (2) when the number of pixels determined in step e) lies in the predetermined range relative to a predetermined threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,168,343

PROCESSING SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD, OPERATION COMMAND GENERATING DEVICE AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA ...

1. A processing system for processing an experiment of one of biochemistry, biology and biotechnology, comprising:a manual pipette comprising a piston and configured to suction and discharge a liquid when the piston of the manual pipette is moved by an external drive force;
an automatic pipette comprising a piston and a built-in actuator and configured to suction and discharge a liquid when the piston of the automatic pipette is moved by the built-in actuator;
a robot comprising a first robotic arm configured to select and grasp one of the manual pipette and the automatic pipette based on an operation command and a second robotic arm configured to move the piston of the manual pipette grasped by the first robotic arm; and
a robotic arm control device comprising circuitry configured to control the robot such that the first robotic arm selects and grasps one of the manual pipette and the automatic pipette based on the operation command,
the operation command comprising a collection of jobs that controls a plurality of processes for processing at least one of a processing target in an experiment of one of biochemistry, biology and biotechnology and a container containing the processing target in a processing order; and
an operation command generating device comprising circuitry configured to generate the operation command based on a plurality of process symbols which represents the pluality of processes for at least one of the processing target and the container in the processing order,
the circuitry of the robotic arm control device comprises first circuitry configured to control the first robotic arm such that the first robotic arm selects and grasps the manual pipette based on a first operation command in the operation command, and second circuitry configured to control the first robotic arm such that the first robotic arm grasps the automatic pipette based on a second operation command in the operation command,
the circuitry of the operation command generating device is configured to determine which one of the manual pipette and the automatic pipette is to be used based on the process symbols, generate the first operation command when the manual pipette is determined to be used, and generate the second operation command when the automatic pipette is determined to be used,
the circuitry of the operation command generating device is configured to determine which one of the manual pipette and the automatic pipette is to be used, when a process symbol in the process symbols is associated with a specification of a suction and discharge mode, based on the specification of the suction and discharge mode, and
the circuitry of the operation command generating device is configured to determine, when the specification of the suction and discharge mode is a specification of a speed which changes with time, that the manual pipette is to be used, and the first circuitry of the robotic arm control device is configured to generate the first operation command that causes the second robotic arm to move the piston of the manual pipette at the speed that changes with time.

US Pat. No. 10,168,341

DEVICES FOR DETERMINING CELL FORCE PROPERTIES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE DEVICES

Emory University, Atlant...

7. A device for measuring at least one property of a cell, comprising:a plurality of wells, each well including:
an inlet, an outlet, and a channel disposed between the inlet and the outlet; and
a hydrogel layer disposed in the channel, the hydrogel layer including a hydrogel having a top surface on which a pattern of cell interaction regions are directly disposed;
wherein:
each cell interaction region includes a row of at least a first interaction site and a second interaction site spaced from the first interaction site by a distance;
the pattern of cell interaction regions includes a plurality of evenly spaced columns;
the plurality of the evenly spaced columns includes at least a first column of one or more cell interaction regions and a second column of one or more cell interaction regions spaced from the first column by a distance;
the first column and the second column are disposed directly adjacent to each other;
the distance between the first column and the second column is greater than distance between the first interaction site and the second interaction site of each cell interaction region;
each well includes a different biochemical condition and/or hydrogel layer; and
each cell interaction site includes fibrinogen.

US Pat. No. 10,168,324

POC TEST SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A method of fabricating a test cassette for the detection of at least one analyte from a sample fluid, comprising:a) providing a test cassette structure having a first sample chamber and a second sample chamber separated by a carrier having at least two surfaces comprising a front side and a rear side, wherein the front side of the carrier points towards the first sample chamber and the rear side of the carrier points towards the second sample chamber, and
b) fixing at least one receptor molecule on the front side of the carrier,
c) forming at least one free volume over each of the front side and the rear side of the carrier and delimiting the free volume in each case by a chamber wall,
d) providing the first sample chamber with at least a first opening and a second opening, wherein the sample fluid flows through the first opening along a flow gradient over the front side of the carrier to the second opening distanced from the carrier,
e) providing the second sample chamber with at least a first opening and a second opening, wherein the sample fluid flows through the first opening of the second sample chamber from the first sample chamber along a flow gradient over the rear side of the carrier,
f) interconnecting the second opening of the first sample chamber and the first opening of the second sample chamber by a channel.

US Pat. No. 10,168,320

HEMATOLOGICAL ANALYZER, METHOD FOR ANALYZING BODY FLUID AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

SYSMEX CORPORATION, Kobe...

1. A hematological analyzer for measuring a measurement sample, comprising:a fluid supplying unit comprising a reaction chamber to be supplied with a fluid sample and at least a stain solution from a reagent container to form the measurement sample;
a measuring unit comprising a detecting unit that detects side scattered light and fluorescent light obtained from a cell in the measurement sample passing through a sheath flow cell;
an operating unit that receives input; and
a controller coupled to at least the measuring unit and the operating unit, the controller programmed to analyze a measurement result output from the measuring unit; wherein
the controller is programmed to:
receive from the operating unit, an input designating a measuring mode from among at least a blood measuring mode and a body fluid measuring mode;
analyze the measurement result according to the designation of the measuring mode; wherein
analyzing the measurement result according to the blood measuring mode comprises analyzing the measurement result to classify white blood cells in the measurement sample into a plurality of subclasses and to obtain a cell count of the plurality of subclasses of the white blood cells in the measurement sample respectively, based on at least the intensity of the side scattered light and the intensity of the fluorescent light in the measurement result, wherein the cell count of the plurality of subclasses of the white blood cells is obtained based on differences of the intensity of side scattered light between the cells and differences of the intensity of the fluorescent light between the cells in the measurement result; and
analyzing the measurement result according to the body fluid measuring mode comprises analyzing the measurement result to classify cells in the measurement sample into mononuclear cells, polymorphonuclear cells, and highly fluorescent nucleated cells of which the intensity of the fluorescent light is greater than that of white blood cells and to obtain a cell count of at least the classified mononuclear cells and the classified polymorphonuclear cells in the measurement sample, based on at least the intensity of the side scattered light and the intensity of the fluorescent light in the measurement result, wherein the cell count of at least the classified mononuclear cells and the classified polymorphonuclear cells in the measurement sample is obtained based on differences between the intensity of side scattered light between the cells and differences of the intensity of the fluorescent light between the cells in the measurement result.

US Pat. No. 10,168,315

SENSOR TECHNOLOGY FOR DIAGNOSING TUBERCULOSIS

1. A method of diagnosing tuberculosis caused by M. tuberculosis bacteria in a subject, the method comprising the steps of:(a) providing a sensor comprising at least one of gold nanoparticles coated with dodecanethiol and single walled carbon nanotubes coated with 2-methyl-2-butene;
(b) exposing the sensor to a test sample comprising volatile organic compounds from exhaled breath or from at least one bodily fluid or secretion of the subject;
(c) measuring an electrical signal upon exposure of the sensor to the test sample using a detection means; and
(d) diagnosing tuberculosis caused by M. tuberculosis bacteria if the electrical signal is greater than a reference electrical signal.

US Pat. No. 10,168,311

PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES FOR ANALYZING OCTANE CONTENT

CFPH, LLC, New York, NY ...

1. A gasoline pump comprising:an octane analyzer to detect a stream of fuel and identify an octane rating of the fuel;
a receptacle having an inlet to allow the fuel to enter the receptacle and an outlet to allow the fuel to exit the receptacle;
a valve mechanism to manage an amount of fuel flowing through the inlet and the outlet of the receptacle such that the amount of fuel in the receptacle enables the octane analyzer to identify the octane rating of the fuel; and
a display device to render a visual representation of the octane rating identified by the octane analyzer.

US Pat. No. 10,168,301

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DEFECT-SIZE EVALUATION

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A method for defect-size evaluation of a defect in a test object, comprising the steps:recording a measurement-data set of a defect in the test object using actual ultrasound echo signals, wherein the measurement-data set includes a defect size of the defect, and wherein the defect size of the defect is smaller than a wavelength of the actual ultrasound echo signals;
performing a Synthetic Aperture Focusing Technique, SAFT, analysis of the recorded measurement-data set;
generating a plurality of possible defects in the test object, wherein each of the possible defects has a defect size;
calculating ultrasound echo signals for the defect sizes of the plurality of possible defects in the test object by simulating echo signals for a test scenario;
performing a SAFT analysis for the calculated ultrasound echo signals for each of the defect sizes of the plurality of possible defects;
evaluating the defect size of the defect by comparing the SAFT analysis of the recorded measurement-data with the SAFT analyses of the calculated ultrasound echo signals, wherein the step of comparing the SAFT analysis of the recorded measurement-data with the SAFT analyses of the calculated ultrasound echo signals comprises arranging an amplitude summation of each SAFT analysis of the calculated ultrasound echo signals in an evaluation matrix and comparing an amplitude summation of the SAFT analysis of the recorded measurement-data with the evaluation matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,168,300

MAGNETIC FLUX SENSOR QUALITY INDICATOR APPARATUS AND METHOD

Compagnie Generale des Et...

1. A flux leakage detection system, comprising:a ferrous metal flux quality indicator (FQI) having at least one index incorporated between two opposed extents thereof that approximates an anomaly in metallic tissue with the at least one index having a cumulative cross-sectional area to facilitate flux leakage from ferrous metal;
a sensor inspection device for detecting breaks in ferrous reinforcement elements during a tire inspection process, with the sensor inspection device having a permanent magnet to create fields of magnetic flux used in detecting breaks in ferrous reinforcements during the tire inspection process, wherein the sensor inspection device having a sensor array having a plurality of sensors spaced from one another along a path, wherein the sensor inspection device having a curved sensor inspection surface that engages the FQI during data collection, wherein the sensors of the sensor array are located between the permanent magnet and the sensor inspection surface;
wherein movement of the FQI is effected such that, at the start of a test, the at least one index is disposed between one magnetic pole of the magnet and one end of the sensor array of the sensor inspection device; and
once data collection has started, movement of the FQI is effected such that the at least one index is moved relative to the sensor array at a constant speed along a curvilinear path past the sensors of the sensor array one after another until the index is disposed between an opposite end of the sensor array and an opposite magnetic pole of the magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,168,298

ELECTRICALLY DETERMINING MESSAGES ON AN ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAY

Chromera, Inc., Poway, C...

1. A verifiable display, comprising:a set of display pixels, each pixel having at least two optical states and a first electrode and a second electrode, wherein the first and second electrodes are positioned adjacent the top and bottom of each respective pixel;
a first electrical signal generator coupled to the first electrode and the second electrode, the first signal generator generating a write signal that creates a first electrical differential between the electrodes to set a pixel into a desired optical state that changes the visible perceptibility of the pixel;
a second electrical signal generator coupled to the first electrode and the second electrode, the second signal generator generating a second electrical signal such that the application of the second signal across first and second the electrodes does not change the visible perceptibility of the pixel;
a detection circuit coupled to the first and second electrodes of the pixel for measuring an electrical response to the second electrical signal that correlates with the contrast level of the pixel; and
wherein the contrast level is used to evaluate the visible perceptibility of the pixel at the time the second electrical signal was applied.

US Pat. No. 10,168,296

FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR AND METHOD AND CONTROL UNIT FOR OPERATING A FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

7. A method for operating a field-effect transistor including a control electrode configured as a heating unit, the control electrode having two terminals for feeding a current through the control electrode for heating the control electrode, the method comprising:heating the control electrode by supplying a heating voltage between the two terminals of the control electrode in order to heat the control electrode to a predetermined temperature;
supplying a first voltage between a source electrode and a drain electrode of the field-effect transistor and supplying a second voltage between the source electrode and the control electrode; and
detecting a current between the source electrode and the drain electrode, the detected current representing a measured variable of the field-effect transistor,
wherein a supply resistance of the two terminals of the control electrode is less than a heating resistance of the control electrode between the two terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,168,278

TOTAL PROTEIN MEASUREMENT USING WHOLE BLOOD REFRACTOMETRY

Instrumentation Laborator...

1. A method for measuring total protein in whole blood, the method comprising:performing refractometry on a whole blood sample; and
determining a total protein content of the whole blood sample based on the refractive index, wherein the performing the refractometry comprises directing a refractometer at the whole blood sample and determining a refractive index of the whole blood sample, wherein determining the refractive index comprises:
sensing an intensity of refracted light for each of a plurality of pixel locations across a surface to generate an angular spectrum image of the sample; and
determining a boundary location on the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,168,263

HANDHELD CONSTANT-STIFFNESS RING SHEAR APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR USING SAME

SHENZHEN UNIVERSITY, (CN...

1. A handheld constant-stiffness ring shear apparatus, comprising a base and an annular rigid frame arranged on the base in a sleeved mode, characterized in that an annular upper cover is buckled to the top of the rigid frame, a pressure transmission plate is fixed to the upper portion of the upper cover, a rotary shaft is perpendicularly arranged in the center of the base, the rotary shaft penetrates through the pressure transmission plate and is fixed to the pressure transmission plate, a spanner is fixed to the top end of the rotary shaft, and a digital display instrument is embedded in the spanner; a spring support is fixed to the side wall of the base, spring guide rods are perpendicularly fixed under the spring support, the upper ends of the spring guide rods are sleeved with limiting nuts, the portions, below the limiting nuts, of the spring guide rods are sleeved with springs, and sliding blocks are pressed to the lower ends of the springs and arranged on the pressure transmission plate; a first clamp is connected between the upper ends of the springs and the pressure transmission plate, and a first dial indicator is mounted on the first clamp; a dial indicator support is further fixed to the side wall of the base and connected with the pressure transmission plate through a second clamp, and a second dial indicator is mounted on the second clamp; the overall dimensions of the handheld constant-stiffness ring shear apparatus are 200 mm*120* mm*240 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,168,242

GLOW-PLUG ADAPTOR FOR PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS

Kistler Holding AG, Wint...

1. A pressure measurement apparatus for measuring pressure within the interior of a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine, the apparatus comprising:a chamber wall defining the combustion chamber, the chamber wall further defining a hollow glow-plug socket that is open at both opposite ends thereof and communicating with the interior of the combustion chamber via a chamber opening at one of the open opposite ends of the glow-plug socket; and
a glow-plug adaptor disposed in a pressure-tight manner in the glow plug socket, the glow plug adaptor including:
an adaptor head elongating along a longitudinal axis and defining a proximal combustion chamber end and a distal combustion chamber end disposed opposite the proximal combustion chamber end of the adaptor head, the adaptor head defining an external surface with a sealing shoulder disposed between the proximal combustion chamber end and the distal combustion chamber end and configured for forming a pressure-tight seal upon contacting an opposing surface of the socket, the proximal combustion chamber end defining a tapered external surface and an internal surface that defines part of a cavity;
a pressure sensor including a diaphragm and signal conductors, the pressure sensor being mounted in the adaptor head with the diaphragm defining one opposite end of the cavity;
a hollow adaptor sleeve elongating along the longitudinal axis and attached to the distal combustion chamber end of the adaptor head and receiving the signal conductors passing through the adaptor sleeve, which defines an external surface that is configured for being screwed into the glow-plug socket so as to dispose the sealing shoulder of the adaptor head in a pressure-tight engagement with the socket while disposing the signal conductors extending from one of the opposite ends of the socket;
wherein opposite the diaphragm the cavity is defined by a closed end wall that defines a flat external surface that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis and has a diameter that is less than the diameter of the external surface of the adaptor head, the adaptor head further defining a side wall connected to the end wall and extending toward the diaphragm, wherein the side wall defines a tapered region through which are formed a plurality of gas exchange channels that extend into the cavity; and
wherein the front height of the cavity extending along the longitudinal axis from the diaphragm as far as the external surface of the end wall is less than the diameter of the adaptor head in the area of the cavity; and
wherein the glow plug adaptor is arranged recessed in the glow-plug socket from the chamber opening at a recess distance in such a way that the adaptor head rests entirely within the glow-plug socket and the recess distance, which is measured along the longitudinal axis between a central point on the external surface of the end wall and the center of the chamber opening, is greater than zero; and
wherein the glow-plug socket is defined by an inner wall and a portion of the exterior of the adaptor head located between the side wall of the adaptor head and the sealing shoulder of the adaptor head is disposed alongside and spaced apart from the inner wall by a gap, wherein the size of the gap is no more than 0.05 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,168,236

TORQUE-MEASUREMENT DEVICE FOR A TURBOMACHINE SHAFT

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. Device for measuring the torque transmitted by a turbine engine shaft, comprising:a test piece which can be mounted on the shaft, said test piece being capable of being magnetised and forming a support for at least one surface acoustic wave strain gauge,
means for measuring the torque by means of a magnetostrictive effect, using magnetostrictive measuring sensors which are capable of capturing a variation in the magnetic permeability of the magnetised test piece, and
means for calibrating the measurement of the torque by means of a magnetostrictive effect, which are capable of establishing a calibration law between the torque measured by said measuring means and a reference torque given by said at least one strain gauge.

US Pat. No. 10,168,216

IMAGE INSPECTION DEVICE

Keyence Corporation, Osa...

1. An image inspection device comprising:an acquisition unit which acquires a color image of an inspection target object, the color image including a plurality of spectral images;
a display unit which displays the color image acquired by the acquisition unit;
a region designation unit which receives designation of a plurality of foreground regions including a plurality of pixels in the color image displayed on the display unit;
an extraction unit which extracts color information including a color distribution in each of the plurality of foreground regions designated by the region designation unit and color information including a color distribution in a background region distinguished from the plurality of foreground regions and registers the extracted color information as foreground colors for the plurality of foreground regions, respectively, and a background color for the background region;
a foreground image generation unit which calculates a distance on color space coordinates between a color of each pixel in the plurality of spectral images and each of the plurality of foreground colors, generates a plurality of distance images having the distance as a pixel value, and generates a foreground distance image based on the plurality of generated distance images;
a background image generation unit which calculates a distance on the color space coordinates between the color of each of the pixels in the plurality of spectral images and the background color, generates a distance image having the distance as a pixel value, and generates a background distance image based on the plurality of generated distance images; and
an inspection unit which inspects the inspection target object using a foreground-background image which is a difference image between the foreground distance image and the background distance image.

US Pat. No. 10,168,202

SELF-COMPENSATING WEIGHT SENSING FORK BLADE ASSEMBLY

Cascade Corporation, Fai...

1. A load-weighing assembly for a bad lifting system, said load-weighing assembly having a substantially laterally-extending load-weighing platform, and a substantially laterally-extending cantilever fork blade member located beneath said platform, said load-weighing platform and said cantilever fork blade member being interconnected by a load weight-measuring cell which is configured to move laterally with respect to at least one of said load-weighing platform and said cantilever fork blade member during an initial part of said load weighing so as to minimize transmission of lateral force between said load-weighing platform and said load weight-measuring cell during said initial part of said load weighing, said load weight-measuring cell being loosely connected to said laterally extending load-weighing platform at least during said initial part of said load weighing.

US Pat. No. 10,168,201

DYNAMIC WEIGHING MACHINE WITH SLIDING RAIL WEIGHING CONVEYANCE

Girnet Internacional, S.L...

1. A dynamic weighing machine (100) that comprises a set of buckets (3), each bucket having two sides (4, 5) and a bottom (6); a series of bucket-carrying supports (2); and a transport system (103) that continually moves the supports along a path that comprises at least one horizontal straight path; the supports and buckets of the machine being prepared for their mutual coupling with limited vertical movement capacity of the bucket (3) with respect to the support (2), such that each bucket can adopt at least two coupling positions, one of which is a supporting position (A), in which the weight of the bucket rests on the support, and the other being a weighing position (B), in which the bucket is slightly raised with respect to the support, where both coupling positions allow the support to carry the bucket while being transported; the dynamic weighing machine further comprising a weighing station (102) for the buckets (3) arranged on said horizontal straight path; a loading station (101) for loading products in the buckets, arranged upstream from the weighing station; and a selective unloading station for products loaded in the buckets, arranged downstream from the weighing station; and whereinthe buckets (3) comprise first and second sliding means (10, 11), each one arranged on one side (4, 5) of the bucket (3); and
the weighing station (102) comprises a scale (1) with first rail means (30) and second rail means (31), between which the buckets (3) in transit can pass through the weighing station (102) when the buckets adopt the weighing position (B), sliding while being supported by the first and second sliding means (10, 11) on said first and second rail means (30, 31), respectively; and
wherein each one of the first and second sliding means comprise a front support element and a rear support element that are offset vertically and each of the first and second rail means comprise two lanes or tracks which are offset vertically, corresponding to the offset between the support elements, such that as each bucket passes through the weighing station, four points of the bucket will come into contact with the rail means, at least for an instant.

US Pat. No. 10,168,180

ELECTRONIC FLIGHT DATA DISPLAY INSTRUMENT

Aspen Avionics, Inc., Al...

1. An informational display unit for an aircraft having an instrument panel, the unit comprising:a panel having a front side and a rear side;
at least one display disposed on the front side of the panel to convey information; and
a first protrusion protruding from the rear side of the panel, the first protrusion being configured to be received by a first pre-existing instrument hole of the instrument panel when the unit is moved to a first position relative to the instrument panel,
wherein said panel is configured to extend over a second pre-existing instrument hole of the instrument panel when the unit is moved to the first position, the first and second pre-existing instrument holes being displaced from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,168,153

ENHANCED POSITION MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Trimble Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A position measurement system, comprising:a rod having a base, the rod being configured to be disposed with the base substantially in contact with a ground surface and a longitudinal axis in a substantially vertical position;
a position measurement device;
a tilt sensor;
a processor in communication with the position measurement device and the tilt sensor; and
a non-transitory computer readable medium having encoded thereon a set of instructions executable by the processor to cause the position measurement system to perform one or more operations, the set of instructions comprising:
instructions to receive tilt data from the tilt sensor, the tilt data indicating a tilt angle of the rod;
instructions to determine, based on the tilt data, that a tilt of the rod is within a specified tolerance from the vertical position;
instructions to determine, based on the tilt data, that noise in the tilt data is within a noise tolerance for a threshold time;
instructions to generate a notification responsive to a determination that the rod is within the specified tolerance from the vertical position, wherein the notification includes an audio or visual notification; and
instructions to capture position data, using the position measurement device, about a position of the position measurement system, responsive to the determination that the rod is within the specified tolerance from the vertical position and noise in the tilt data is within the noise tolerance for the threshold time.

US Pat. No. 10,168,147

STRUCTURED LIGHT SENSING FOR 3D SENSING

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. An apparatus for projected structured light, using at least one projected pattern, the apparatus comprising:an array of emitters arranged in a plurality of rows, the plurality of rows including a first row that includes at least two independent emitters that are mutually incoherent and a second row that includes at least two independent emitters that are mutually incoherent, and the plurality of rows including variable numbers of operational emitters per row; and
a pattern generator for causing light from the at least two independent emitters of the first row to overlap to form a first part of the projected pattern and light from the at least two independent emitters of the second row to overlap to form a second part of the projected pattern,
wherein the first part of the projected pattern and the second part of the projected pattern do not overlap and the mutual incoherence of the at least two independent emitters in the first row and the mutual incoherence of the at least two independent emitters in the second row reduce speckle noise in the first part of the projected pattern and the second part of the projected pattern, respectively, and the variable numbers of operational emitters per row provide different levels of intensity per projected line of the projected pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,168,137

DUAL LASER FREQUENCY SWEEP INTERFEROMETRY SYSTEM AND METHOD

NPL Management Limited, ...

1. A distance measurement system comprising an optical arrangement and a dual sweep frequency scanning interferometry system, the optical arrangement including:a frequency swept laser;
a fixed frequency pump laser source;
a first input to receive a first beam from the frequency swept laser;
a second input to receive a second beam from the fixed frequency pump laser source;
a non-linear optical artefact to receive, and to intermodulate, the first and second beams to generate a third beam, the third being an inverted copy of the first beam mirrored relative to the fixed frequency of the pump laser source;
a filter to extract the third beam from the output of the non-linear optical artefact; anda combining element to combine and output the first and the filtered third beam to the frequency scanning interferometry system,wherein the non-linear artefact is configured such that the optical frequency separation of the first and second beams satisfies the coherence length condition of the non-linear optical artefact and induces four wave mixing in the non-linear optical artefact to generate the third beam when the first and second beams are intermodulated, the dual sweep frequency scanning interferometry system including an interferometer and is arranged to direct the combined first and third beams through the interferometer to illuminate a target point, to receive a reflected signal and determine the distance to the target point therefrom.

US Pat. No. 10,168,131

PARTIALLY DIVIDING PROJECTILE OR DIVIDING PROJECTILE WITH A PB-FREE CORE INTERSPERSED WITH PREDETERMINED BREAKING POINTS

3. A method for producing a core for a projectile, comprising the steps of:compressing a wire section wherein the wire section comprises a lead-free material to form a core, wherein prior to the compressing the wire section has holes in an interior of the core of the wire section, wherein said holes have the same diameter,
wherein after said compressing the holes no longer remain in the core and the core is cavity-free.

US Pat. No. 10,168,109

HEADER PLATE FOR A HEAT EXCHANGER, HEADER BOX AND HEAT EXCHANGER

Valeo Systemes Thermiques...

1. A header plate for a heat exchanger, comprising:a wall provided with orifices, and through which tubes arranged in rows in a longitudinal direction are intended to pass, wherein:
said wall has, in cross section, a profile made up of a central portion and of two lateral portions,
the two lateral portions overall follow a first curve with a first radius of curvature,
the central portion overall follows a second curve with a second radius of curvature, smaller than the first radius of curvature, and
at least one of the orifices comprises a collar that covers part of the wall of the tube passing through the wall via the at least one orifice, the collar projecting toward the outside of the header.

US Pat. No. 10,168,104

FILLING PIPE FOR USE IN HIGH-TEMPERATURE HEAT PIPE FILLING OPERATION

TAMKANG UNIVERSITY, Taip...

1. A filling pipe for use in a high-temperature heat pipe comprising:an alkali metal filling unit for filling a plurality of alkali metals into a metallic pipe, having:
a filling body;
a receiving space disposed in the filling body;
a feed inlet disposed at a top of the filling body and in communication with the receiving space;
a feeding pipe disposed at a bottom of the filling body and in communication with the receiving space;
a first connecting portion disposed at the bottom of the filling body; and
a vacuum-generating component disposed at the filling body and in communication with the receiving space;
a metallic pipe fixing unit, having:
a fixing body;
a taper opening disposed at a bottom of the fixing body and adapted to limit an opening end of the metallic pipe; and
a second connecting portion disposed at a top of the fixing body and connected to the first connecting portion,
wherein, when the first connecting portion gets connected to the second connecting portion, the feeding pipe of the alkali metal filling unit is inserted into an opening-disposed end of the metallic pipe;
a hermetic seal cover separably covering the feed inlet of the alkali metal filling unit; and
a stopping net movably disposed in the receiving space of the alkali metal filling unit.

US Pat. No. 10,168,101

CERAMIC HEAT EXCHANGE PLATE AND AIR PRE-HEATER ASSEMBLED THEREBY

CAS SUPER ENERGY TECHNOLO...

1. An air pre-heater, comprising a housing (20) and a heat exchange core (900),wherein the housing (20) comprises a lining (21), an access hole (22), a flue gas inlet, an air inlet, a flue gas outlet, and an air outlet,
wherein the heat exchange core (900) is integrally sintered and comprises a plurality of standard modules (200) assembled together along an X-axis, a Y-axis, or a Z-axis,
wherein each of the plurality of the standard modules (200) comprises: a first ceramic heat exchange plate and the second ceramic heat exchange plate,
wherein each of the first ceramic heat exchange plate and the second ceramic heat exchange plate comprises:
a central heat exchange plate (120) having a flat plate with a first face and a second face that are opposite to each other;
four sides consisting of a first side (111), a second side (112), a third side (113), a fourth side (114);
four corners consisting of a first corner (101), a second corner (102), a third corner (103), and a fourth corner (104);
a first plurality of fins (121), the first side (111), and the third side (113) disposed on the first face of the flat plate in a direction parallel to the X-axis; and
a second plurality of fins (122), the second side (112), and the fourth side (114) disposed on the second face of the flat plate in a direction parallel to the Y-axis,
wherein each of the four sides has a bolt hole located thereon, and each bolt hole is oriented along the Z-axis, and each of four corners has a bolt hole located thereon and oriented along the Y-axis,
wherein the four sides, the four corners, and the central heat exchange plate (120) are assembled to form the first or the second ceramic heat exchange plate,
wherein each of the first or the second ceramic heat exchange plate further comprises:
a pair of U-shaped grooves, one defined on the second side (112), the second corner (102), and the third corner (103), the other defined on the fourth side (114), the second corner (102), and the third corner (103);
a pair of inverted U-shaped grooves, one defined on the first side (111), the first corner (101), and the second corner (102), the other defined on the third side (113), the third corner (103), and the fourth corner (104);
a first pair of linear grooves (44), one defined on the second side (112), the second corner (102), and the third corner (103), the other defined on the fourth side (114), the second corner (102), and the third corner (103); and
a second pair of linear grooves (43), one defined on the first side (111), the first corner (101), and the second corner (102), and the other defined on the third side (113), the third corner (103), and the fourth corner (104),
wherein the first ceramic heat exchange plate is superimposed on the second ceramic heat exchange plate along the Z-axis while the second ceramic heat exchange plate is rotated by 90° in an XY plane formed by the X-axis and the Y-axis, thereby:
two side sealing strips (3) fill the second pair of grooves (43) of the second ceramic heat exchange plate and the first pair of grooves (44) of the first ceramic heat exchange plate, and
the middle portions of each of the two side sealing strips (3) is fastened by a side connecting bolt assembly (4),
wherein a first standard module (200) is superimposed on top of a second standard modules (200), thereby forming
a split heat exchange core (300) that further comprises
I-shaped sealing grooves (45) and II-shaped sealing grooves (46);
wherein a plurality of split heat exchange cores (300) are fastened together in the XY plane by corner connecting bolt assemblies (9), and I-shaped sealing strips (8) or II-shaped sealing strips (10) thereby forming a combined heat exchange core, and
a plurality of combined heat exchange cores are stacking along the Z-axis to form the heat exchange core (900).

US Pat. No. 10,168,089

REFRIGERATOR

Dongbu Daewoo Electronics...

1. A refrigerator, comprising:a refrigerator main body configured to define an outer shell of the refrigerator;
a door configured to open and close an internal space of the refrigerator main body;
an ice-making unit provided in the door;
a cold air generation unit configured to circulate a refrigerant so that a cold air is supplied to the internal space;
an ice-making pipe installed within the ice-making unit so that he ice-making unit makes heat exchange with the refrigerant;
a refrigerant pipe installed in the refrigerator main body so as to receive the refrigerant from the cold air generation unit; and
a soft pipe disposed around a folding portion of the refrigerator main body and the door and configured to interconnect the ice-making pipe and the refrigerant pipe in a stretchable manner,
wherein the soft pipe is configured to interconnect the ice-making pipe and the refrigerant pipe in a stretchable manner.

US Pat. No. 10,168,063

FAN COIL APPARATUS INCLUDING A HUMIDIFICATION UNIT AND A HUMIDIFICATION UNIT

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A humidification unit for a fan coil comprising:(a) a water mist production member:
(b) an inner container housing the water mist production member, the inner container comprising a water supply for the water mist production member and an inner container water level detector, the inner container water level detector sensing a high water level in the inner container when a water level in the inner container is at a high water level position;
(c) an outer container comprising a reservoir and an outer container water level detector, wherein the outer container is positioned to receive water which leaks from the inner container, the outer container water level detector sensing a high water level in the outer container when a water level in the outer container is at a high water level position;
(d) a water supply conduit connectable to a source of water and in fluid flow communication with the inner container; and,
(e) a shut off valve provided in the water supply conduit, the shut off valve operable between an open position and a closed position,
wherein the shut off valve is in the closed position when the inner container water level detector senses a high water level in the inner container or when the outer container water level detector senses a high water level in the outer container.

US Pat. No. 10,168,058

DEHUMIDIFIER WITH SECONDARY EVAPORATOR AND CONDENSER COILS

Therma-Stor LLC, Madison...

1. A dehumidification system, comprising:a primary metering device;
a secondary metering device;
a secondary evaporator operable to:
receive a flow of refrigerant from the primary metering device; and
receive an inlet airflow and output a first airflow, the first airflow comprising cooler air than the inlet airflow, the first airflow generated by transferring heat from the inlet airflow to the flow of refrigerant as the inlet airflow passes through the secondary evaporator;
a primary evaporator operable to:
receive the flow of refrigerant from the secondary metering device; and
receive the first airflow and output a second airflow, the second airflow comprising cooler air than the first airflow, the second airflow generated by transferring heat from the first airflow to the flow of refrigerant as the first airflow passes through the primary evaporator;
a secondary condenser operable to:
receive the flow of refrigerant from the secondary evaporator; and
receive the second airflow and output a third airflow, the third airflow comprising warmer and less humid air than the second airflow, the third airflow generated by transferring heat from the flow of refrigerant to the third airflow as the second airflow passes through the secondary condenser;
a sub-cooling coil operable to:
receive the flow of refrigerant from the primary condenser;
output the flow of refrigerant to the primary metering device; and
receive the third airflow and output a fourth airflow, the fourth airflow comprising warmer and less humid air than the third airflow, the fourth airflow generated by transferring heat from the flow of refrigerant to the fourth airflow as the third airflow passes through the sub-cooling coil;
a primary condenser operable to:
receive the flow of refrigerant from the compressor; and
receive the fourth airflow and output a dehumidified airflow, the dehumidified airflow comprising warmer and less humid air than the fourth airflow, the dehumidified airflow generated by transferring heat from the flow of refrigerant to the dehumidified airflow as the fourth airflow passes through the primary condenser;
a compressor operable to receive the flow of refrigerant from the primary evaporator and provide the flow of refrigerant to the primary condenser, the flow of refrigerant provided to the primary condenser comprising a higher pressure than the flow of refrigerant received at the compressor; and
a fan operable to generate the inlet, first, second, third, fourth, and dehumidified airflows.

US Pat. No. 10,168,057

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING MOISTURE

COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC A...

1. A method for controlling moisture content of a gaseous flow comprising:providing a pair of desiccant contact structures each desiccant contact structure having a process side adapted to pass through a process gaseous stream for altering moisture content of the gaseous stream, and a regeneration side adapted to pass through a regeneration gaseous stream for altering moisture content of a desiccant in said contact structure, wherein
the process side of a first desiccant contact structure is fluidly connected to the regeneration side of a second desiccant contact structure with a first closed recirculation loop, or
the regeneration side of the first desiccant contract structure is provided with a second closed recirculation loop,
said gaseous flow being provided to the process side of the second desiccant contact structure to thereby control its moisture content.

US Pat. No. 10,168,051

COMBUSTOR ASSEMBLY FOR A TURBINE ENGINE

General Electric Company,...

1. A combustor assembly for a gas turbine engine, the combustor assembly comprising:an annular dome including an enclosed surface defining a slot;
a liner at least partially defining a combustion chamber and extending between an aft end and a forward end, the forward end of the liner received within the slot of the annular dome; and
a mounting assembly including a pin extending through the slot and an opening in the forward end of the liner, the mounting assembly further including a metal grommet positioned in the opening in the forward end of the liner around the pin to protect the liner;
wherein the mounting assembly further includes a bushing, wherein the bushing is positioned around the pin within the slot, and wherein the grommet is positioned around the bushing and configured to slide along the bushing;
wherein the liner is comprised of a ceramic matrix composite material, and wherein the annular dome is comprised of a metal material;
wherein the grommet includes an inner collar positioned adjacent to an inner surface of the liner, an outer collar positioned adjacent to an outer surface of the liner, and a body between the inner collar and the outer collar, and wherein at least one of the inner collar or the outer collar is attached to the body by swaging.

US Pat. No. 10,168,010

GROUND INSERT GARDEN LAMP

Dong Guan Jia Sheng Light...

1. A ground insert lamp comprising:a fixed seat, a stake, a lamp body and a plurality of fasteners, wherein:
the fixed seat is affixed to a ground by the stake or affixed to a wall by the plurality of fasteners;
the fixed seat includes a pedal and a connector integrally formed on the pedal;
the connector has a periphery provided with a breach extending longitudinally;
the lamp body is removably mounted on the connector;
the pedal has a periphery provided with an opening extending inwardly and connected to the breach of the connector;
the pedal has an upper face provided with a plurality of ribs;
the pedal is provided with a slot corresponding to the stake and a plurality of fastening holes corresponding to the plurality of fasteners;
the stake includes an insert and a restriction member mounted on an upper end of the insert;
the insert includes a plurality of upright plates arranged in a radiating manner;
each of the plurality of upright plates has a bottom having a tapered shape, with a vertical distance between an outer edge of the bottom of each of the plurality of upright plates and a central axis of the insert increasing gradually from bottom to top;
the insert has a conic pointed bottom;
the stake further includes a connecting portion located between the insert and the restriction member;
the restriction member of the stake has a sheet shape;
the restriction member of the stake is inserted through the slot of the pedal and extends through the pedal from bottom to top; and
each of the plurality of upright plates has a top resting on the bottom of the pedal.

US Pat. No. 10,168,001

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR WASTE COLD RECOVERY IN A GAS-FUELED SEA-GOING VESSEL

WARTSILA FINLAND OY, Vaa...

1. A fuel storage and distribution system for a gas-fueled sea-going vessel, comprising:a gas tank for storing gas fuel, a portion of which is in liquefied form,
a tank room that constitutes a gastight space enclosing tank connections to and from the tank room and valves associated with the connections,
a part of a refrigeration or air conditioning circuit reaching into said tank room, and
a first local heat transfer circuit in the tank room, which first local heat transfer circuit is configured to receive heat from said part of the refrigeration or air conditioning circuit in said tank room, wherein
in that the fuel storage and distribution system further comprises
in its first local heat transfer circuit a first local heat transfer re-boiler and a first local heat transfer condenser, and wherein part of the refrigeration or air conditioning circuit constitutes a hot element within said first local heat transfer re-boiler, and arranged to transfer such received heat to liquefied gas fuel handled in the first local heat transfer re-boiler and the first local heat transfer condenser in said fuel storage and distribution system,
a pipe leading gas fuel through a cold element within said first local heat transfer condenser and
a part of an engine cooling circuit reaching into said tank room;
a second local heat transfer circuit in the tank room, which second local heat transfer circuit comprises a second local heat transfer re-boiler and a second local heat transfer condenser, wherein part of the engine cooling circuit constitutes a hot element within said second local heat transfer re-boiler, and which second local heat transfer circuit is receiving heat from said part of the engine cooling circuit in said tank room and transferring such received heat to liquefied gas fuel handled in the second local heat transfer re-boiler and the second local heat transfer condenser in said fuel storage and distribution system,
a pipe leading gas fuel through a cold element within said second local heat transfer condenser.

US Pat. No. 10,167,994

INSTRUMENT AND SPEAKER LIFT STAND

Randall May International...

1. A lift mechanism for a tube, the lift mechanism comprising:an adjustable travel stop having opposing surfaces defining lateral ends of the travel stop, the travel stop configured to be repositioned along a length of said tube such that the opposing surfaces are interior to the tube;
an extension mechanism configured to extend from said tube and pushing against said adjustable travel stop so as to thereby provide mechanical lift assistance,
wherein an extension limit of said lift mechanism is set by a position of said adjustable travel stop within said tube.

US Pat. No. 10,167,993

COMPENSATED MOTION BASE

Oceaneering International...

1. A compensated motion base, comprising:a. an upper deck frame comprising a predetermined outer perimeter;
b. a platform; and
c. a set of compensated actuators disposed intermediate the upper deck frame and the platform and arranged in a predetermined pattern, each compensated actuator of the set of compensated actuators comprising:
i. a base, comprising:
1. a first attachment point configured to be connected to the platform at a first predetermined location with respect to the upper deck frame;
2. a second attachment point configured to be connected to the platform at a second predetermined location with respect to the upper deck frame proximate the outer perimeter;
ii. an electric actuator pivotally connected to the base at a base coupler, the base coupler comprising a first base joint, and pivotally connected to the deck at a first joint; and
iii. a fluid actuator pivotally connected to the base at a second base joint and to the deck frame at a second joint pivotally connected to the first joint.

US Pat. No. 10,167,981

EXTENSION-TYPE CABLE TIE FRAME FOR POWER CABLE

CYBER POWER SYSTEMS, INC....

1. An extension-type frame for power cable tie, the extension-type frame comprising:a first cable frame (10) having a first plane surface (11) and a first wall (15), wherein the first plane surface (11) and the first wall (15) have a plurality of first protruding rings (12), and each of the first protruding rings (12) forms a first cable tie hole (13);
a second cable frame (20) having a second plane surface (21) and a second wall (25), wherein the second plane surface (21) and the second wall (25) have a plurality of second cable tie holes (22);
wherein a plurality of edges (24) of the second cable frame (20) respectively inserted into a plurality of rail spaces (14) of the first cable frame (10), the first and second cable frames (10, 20) can slide each other, the first protruding rings (12) of the first plane surface (11) are located above the second cable tie holes (22) of the second plane surface (21), thereby preventing interference between the second cable tie holes (22) of the second plane surface (21) and the first cable tie holes (13) of the first plane surface (11),
wherein the first protruding rings (12) of the first wall (15) are located at outside of the second cable tie holes (22) of the second wall (25), thereby preventing interference between the second cable tie holes (22) of the second wall (25) and the first cable tie holes (13) of the first wall (15), so that the second plane surface (21) and the second wall (25) can adjust an available quantity of the second cable tie holes (22), and
wherein a first platform (18) extends from a bottom end of the first wall (15), a second platform (28) extends from a bottom end of the second wall (25), a plurality of power cables (71, 72) can be supported and contained by the first and second platforms (18, 28); the first platform (18) has an elongated hole (19), the second platform (28) has a through hole (29), and a screw bolt or a dowel pin (P) can be disposed on the elongated hole (19) and the through hole (29), thereby limiting of the slide scope of the second cable frame (20), and thereby preventing escape of the second cable frame (20) from the first cable frame (10).

US Pat. No. 10,167,976

REGULATING VALVE

Azbil Corporation, Tokyo...

1. A regulating valve comprising:a valve stem for driving a valve member disposed in a valve box; and
a gland portion slidably holding the valve stem,
wherein the gland portion comprises:
a lid portion having a through-hole communicating with an inside of the valve box, the valve stem being inserted into the through-hole,
a spacer provided between an inner wall of the through-hole and the valve stem, one yarn packing as a main packing, the yarn packing being disposed above a surface of the spacer, the surface being opposite to the valve box,
at least two adapter packings disposed above the surface of the spacer with the yarn packing in a slide direction of the valve stem, the adapter packings being made of a material having a smaller thermal expansion coefficient and a higher hardness than the yarn packing,
a packing follower disposed on one of the adapter packings opposite to the valve box,
a disc spring disposed on the packing follower, and
a packing flange disposed above the disc spring and the packing follower, the packing flange being fixed to the lid portion.

US Pat. No. 10,167,969

PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE FOR RAILROAD TANK CARS

Engineered Controls Inter...

1. A relief valve comprising:a flange mount;
a bonnet engaged with the flange mount;
an adjusting screw engaged with the bonnet;
a spring assembly engaged with the adjusting screw;
a seat engaged with the spring assembly, the seat being urged by the spring assembly to engage with the flange mount in a closed position;
a stem extending into the spring assembly and extending through the adjusting screw, the stem comprising a shoulder, the shoulder being disposed along the stem external to the bonnet;
a pin housing engaged with the bonnet; and
at least one pin disposed in the pin housing and configured to engage the shoulder when the stem is in an open position.

US Pat. No. 10,167,965

NON RETURN VALVE FOR USE IN WATER LINE

Jain Irrigation Systems L...

1. A non-return valve, comprising:a housing;
a guiding element mounted in the housing, wherein the guiding element has a frame structure with guide rails;
a floating element mounted in the guiding element, having a transitional motion with respect to the guiding element, wherein the floating element has a hemispherical structure on an external side and a hollow structure on an internal side;
a support plate positioned below the floating element; and
a plurality of sealing elements mounted in the housing;
wherein the guiding element enables the transitional motion to the floating element seated on at least one of the plurality of sealing elements, so as to move from a first position to a second position within the guiding element and thereupon to return to the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,167,954

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR STABILIZING A PISTON RING IN A CROSSHEAD ENGINE

1. A device for stabilizing a piston ring, comprising:a piston (1) of a crosshead piston engine, the piston having a top, a skirt depending from the top and a piston ring groove (5) formed in the skirt, the piston having a high piston crown wherein said piston ring groove (5) is positioned in an area near a bottom of the piston skirt;
a piston ring (6) received with radial and axial clearance in the piston ring groove (5) of the piston (1),
wherein the piston ring (6) is adapted to be put into contact, by its radially outer circumferential surface, with the bearing surface of a cylinder bush (9) receiving the piston (1) and is subjected on its inner circumferential surface to a gas pressure present at the top of the piston ring (6), and the underside of the piston ring (6) contacts the opposed, lower support face of the associated piston ring groove (5), and from there in a nonloaded state, a gap opening radially outward in height is formed between the underside of the piston ring (6) and the opposed, lower support face of the piston ring groove (5), wherein the piston (1) has a property of warping by a rise in the temperature from the cold ambient state up to operating temperature, so that a radially outer region of the lower support face of the piston ring groove (5) is shifted upward relative to a radially inner region and whereby the cross sections of the piston ring (6) and of the piston ring groove (5) are configured correspondingly such that even in a warped state of the piston as long as no gas pressure is present said gap opens outward in the radial direction; and also the piston ring (6) is acted upon on its radially inner circumferential surface by the gas pressure at its top.

US Pat. No. 10,167,925

STUB SHAFT FOR CONNECTION WITH A FLYWHEEL ROTOR

Amber Kinetics, Inc., Fr...

1. An energy storage system comprising:a flywheel rotor comprising:
a rotationally symmetric mass made of a single piece of steel, the rotationally symmetric mass having an outer diameter between 48 and 72 inches;
two journals, each centered on a center axis of the mass and extending from opposite sides of the mass, each journal having a height parallel to the center axis of no more than two inches; and
two stub shafts that are physically separate components than the mass, each stub shaft being substantially rotationally symmetric and being physically connected to one of the journals.

US Pat. No. 10,167,852

SADDLE AND HOOK SYSTEM

IHC Holland IE B.V., Sli...

1. A pile upending system for upending a pile, the pile upending system comprising;a pivotally mounted pile support frame having a seat for engaging an outside wall of a pile, the pile support frame being pivotable around a support frame axis of rotation for allowing the seat to support the pile during upending,
a cable system comprising one or more tensioned or tensionable cables and a hoisting member, the hoisting member connected to the outboard end of the pile for supporting the outboard end of the pile during upending of said pile, and the, one or more tensioned or tensionable cables having an outboard end connected to the hoisting member, and
an outboard support system comprising a frame member for, in use, extending outboard and supporting the hoisting member of the cable system,wherein the outboard support system is arranged with respect to the pile support frame such that the frame member extends transverse with respect to the support frame axis of rotation for arranging the hoisting member at a distance from the seat and aligned with the seat such that a pile engages the hoisting member upon longitudinal movement of the pile along the seat.

US Pat. No. 10,167,825

AIR INTAKE ASSEMBLY FOR MOTORCYCLE

Harley-Davidson Motor Com...

1. An air intake assembly comprising:a filter element; and
an intake conduit including
a first end forming an inlet opening, the first end supporting the filter element,
a second end forming an outlet opening and being adapted for attachment to an internal combustion engine, and
a body defining a central axis extending between the first and second ends;
wherein a first lateral dimension of the body is taken transverse to the central axis, adjacent the inlet opening, within a plane that intersects both the inlet and outlet openings;
wherein a second lateral dimension of the body is taken transverse to the central axis, adjacent the outlet opening, within the plane; and
wherein the first lateral dimension is less than the second lateral dimension.

US Pat. No. 10,167,814

TURBINE ENGINE NOZZLE HAVING CONFLUENT STREAMS AND INCLUDING A CORE COWL WITH OVERLAPPING FLAPS

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A turbine engine nozzle having confluent streams, the nozzle comprising:a bypass cowl forming an outer boundary of an annular bypass channel;
a core cowl forming the inner boundary of the bypass channel and arranged around an annular central body and co-operating therewith to define a core annular channel for passing a flow of a core stream, the core stream on entry into the nozzle possessing an azimuth component driving residual gyratory movement of the core stream in two opposite gyratory flow directions corresponding to two operating speeds of an engine, the core cowl having an annular upstream portion that is extended downstream by an annular terminal portion having longitudinal cuts forming a plurality of fixed flaps that overlap radially in pairs via two respective side edges in such a manner that, for each flap, one of the two side edges of the flap is positioned internally relative to the corresponding side edge of one of the adjacent flaps, while the other side edge of the flap is positioned externally relative to the corresponding side edge of the other adjacent flap, two overlapping side edges defining between them a radial space forming a mixing zone that is suitable for being followed by the azimuth component of the core stream when it possesses a first gyratory flow direction and that is not suitable for being followed by the azimuth component of the core stream when it possesses a second gyratory flow direction opposite to the first gyratory flow direction.

US Pat. No. 10,167,811

STATIC GASKET WITH WIRE COMPRESSION LIMITER

Tenneco Inc., Lake Fores...

1. A static gasket configured for establishing a seal between a first member and a second member, comprising:at least one layer having at least one opening and at least one compression bead projecting out of a plane and extending circumferentially about and spaced from said at least one opening; and
a compression limiter disposed radially between said opening and said compression bead of said layer, and wherein said compression limiter is a work hardened, flattened metal wire having substantially planar opposite sides which is induction or resistance welded to said layer, wherein said compression limiter has an annular groove and said layer has an annular lip disposed in said annular groove, wherein a portion of said compression limiter extends radially inwardly from said layer into said opening in substantially flush relation with one side of said layer.

US Pat. No. 10,167,789

DUAL FUEL ENGINE WITH LIQUID FUEL CUT-OFF

Champion Engine Technolog...

1. A dual fuel engine comprising:an engine operable on a gaseous fuel and a liquid fuel and having an electrical power generator;
a carburetor attached to an intake of the engine to mix air and fuel and connect to a gaseous fuel source and a liquid fuel source;
a liquid fuel cut-off connected to the carburetor to selectively interrupt a flow of liquid fuel to the engine, the liquid fuel cut-off operable in open and closed states, wherein the liquid fuel cut-off interrupts the flow of liquid fuel when closed;
a controller operably connected to operate the liquid fuel cut-off in the open and closed states, wherein the controller is programmed to implement a delay period upon engine startup before closing the liquid fuel cut-off; and
a temperature sensor connected to the engine to measure environmental temperature;
wherein the controller is programmed to:
receive an input from the temperature sensor on a measured temperature,
compare the measured temperature with a predetermined temperature threshold, and
when the measured temperature is lower than the predetermined temperature threshold, implement the delay period.

US Pat. No. 10,167,748

GASKET FOR A VALVE OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

FREUDENBERG SEALING TECHN...

1. A gasket for a valve of an internal combustion engine; said valve comprising a guide element defining a through seat, and a stem movable in a sliding manner in said seat; said gasket having a central axis and comprising:an elastically deformable sealing element, having an annular configuration with respect to said axis and suitable to be arranged externally on said valve to cooperate both with said guide element and with said stem;
a supporting member having an annular configuration with respect to said axis, arranged coaxially on at least part of said sealing element so that the latter is pressed, in use, between said supporting member and said valve;
an end flange projecting radially outwards from said supporting member and configured to receive, in use, the elastic load of a coil spring of said valve extending around said gasket; and
two or more protrusions distinct from said end flange, projecting outwards from said supporting member and suitable to cooperate, in use, with said coil spring of said valve to maintain said valve coaxial with said axis;
wherein said two or more protrusions comprise two or more tabs carried by said supporting member and projecting in a cantilever fashion outwards from an outer surface of said supporting member, each of the two or more tabs terminating at a distal-most surface, the distal-most surface spaced from a bottom surface of the end flange a distance, the distance defined in a direction parallel to the central axis.

US Pat. No. 10,167,740

TURBINE ENGINE HAVING AN ELEMENT FOR DEFLECTING FOREIGN OBJECTS

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A turbine engine comprising:a nacelle comprising, at an upstream end, an air intake fairing and a deflection element which deflects foreign objects, the air intake fairing and the deflection element defining an air intake flow path for supplying air to two coaxial flow paths which are a radially inner flow path and a radially outer flow path, said outer flow path being defined by a hub housing and scoops, said hub housing and said scoops being fitted downstream of the deflection element,
wherein the hub housing comprises a hub and an outer collar extending outside the hub and coaxial with the hub, the outer collar being connected to the hub by radial arms of the hub housing,
wherein an upstream portion of the outer flow path is defined by the hub and the outer collar,
wherein each scoop comprises an inner cylindrical wall, an outer cylindrical wall, and two lateral walls connecting the inner cylindrical wall and the outer cylindrical wall, the inner cylindrical wall extending downstream and outward in continuation of the hub, and the outer cylindrical wall extending downstream and outward in continuation of the outer collar,
wherein each scoop comprises an upstream portion attached to the hub housing and a downstream portion attached to the nacelle, the upstream portion and the downstream portion being independent and separable from each other,
wherein a downstream end of the upstream portion includes an outlet, and an upstream end of the downstream portion includes an inlet, the outlet of the upstream portion and the inlet of the downstream portion each being delimited by the inner cylindrical wall, the outer cylindrical wall, and the two lateral walls such that shapes of the outlet of the upstream portion and the inlet of the downstream portion are the same, and
wherein the upstream portion of each scoop is cantilevered to a downstream end of the hub housing, the downstream portion of each scoop is rigidly attached to a movable cowl of the nacelle, and in a first open position of the cowl, the downstream end of the upstream portion and the upstream end of the downstream portion are not in fluid communication with each other, and in a second closed position of the cowl, the downstream end of the upstream portion and the upstream end of the downstream portion abut each other so as to be in fluid communication with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,167,739

CENTERING ARRANGEMENT OF TWO PARTS RELATIVE TO EACH OTHER

ANSALDO ENERGIA SWITZERLA...

1. Centering arrangement comprising:a ring-like inner part and a ring-like outer part, whereby said outer part surrounds said inner part in a concentric arrangement and with an interspace established between said outer part and said inner part, and whereby said outer part and said inner part are subject to a differential radial expansion; and
a centering contact element, which procures a centering mechanical contact between said outer part and said inner part at a plurality of circumferentially distributed contact points, and which is deformable in order to compensate for differential radial expansion, wherein the centering contact element is a part of the outer part or the inner part.

US Pat. No. 10,167,731

TURBOMACHINE COMPRISING AN ELECTRIC CURRENT GENERATOR ALLOWING OIL INJECTION FROM THE INSIDE OF A ROTOR SHAFT

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A turbomachine for an aircraft, comprising:a rotor shaft;
a turbomachine case;
a lubricated bearing chamber;
at least one bearing supporting the rotor shaft, said bearing being located in the bearing chamber;
a lubrication device comprising oil injection means to inject oil into the bearing chamber, and oil supply means to supply oil to said oil injection means; and
a generator, comprising an armature driven by the rotor shaft and a field coil fixed to the turbomachine case, to generate an electric current;
wherein the generator has an orifice, that passes longitudinally through the generator from one end to the other, and
wherein the oil injection means pass through the generator orifice so that oil can circulate in the axial direction through the generator.

US Pat. No. 10,167,698

CONFIGURABLE BRIDGE PLUG APPARATUS AND METHOD

GEODYNAMICS, INC., Mills...

1. A configurable composite bridge plug for use as a downhole tool in a wellbore casing, said plug comprising:(a) a body configured with a cylindrical hollow inner mandrel, an upper threaded end and a lower threaded end; said upper threaded end configured with inner threads disposed on an inner surface of said body;
(b) a release ring configured with outer threads disposed on an outer surface of said release ring; said outer threads configured to be threaded into said inner threads;
(c) an upper restriction element configured to plug an upper end of said hollow inner mandrel;
(d) a lower restriction element configured to plug a lower end of said hollow inner mandrel;
(e) a stand-off pin configured to restrain said lower restriction element in place;
(f) a ball seat configured to be inserted in a cavity in said upper threaded end proximal to said upper restriction element, the release ring retaining the ball seat within the cavity;
(g) a cage retainer configured to be mechanically coupled to said ball seat; and
(h) a ball configured to seat in said ball seat;
wherein
said configurable bridge plug is configured to be transformed to a frac plug by removing said upper restriction element and said lower restriction element.

US Pat. No. 10,167,685

MACHINE AND METHOD FOR EARTH-WORKING

BAUER Maschinen GmbH, Sc...

1. A machine comprising a mast, along which a top drive can be moved vertically by means of an adjusting device, through which top drive a telescopic kelly bar is displaceably guided, which has at least one outer kelly bar which is designed to come to lie on the top drive, and one inner kelly bar which comprises a rope suspension for a rope, through which the inner kelly bar can be moved vertically by means of a main rope winch,wherein
an automatic control device is provided, which is designed to automatically control the adjusting device for the top drive and/or the main rope winch for the kelly bar in such a way that the inner kelly bar can be moved relative to the top drive in some areas in a rapid travel mode at a first speed and in some areas in a conservative travel mode, in which the speed is reduced with respect to the first speed of the rapid travel mode,
the automatic control device provides movement according to the rapid travel mode or the conservative travel mode before or after a drilling operation, and
the movement in the conservative travel mode is realized at a transition, at which the inner kelly bar is moved inside the outer kelly bar,
wherein
the outer kelly bar has a first locking element,
the inner kelly bar has a second locking element, and
in the conservative travel mode, the first locking element is configured to move past the second locking element without locking being provided.

US Pat. No. 10,167,672

STEERABLE HYDRAULIC JETTING NOZZLE, AND GUIDANCE SYSTEM FOR DOWNHOLE BORING DEVICE

COILED TUBING SPECIALTIES...

1. A hydraulic jetting nozzle, comprising:a tubular stator body forming a bore along a longitudinal axis of the nozzle;
a tubular rotor body residing within the bore of the stator body, and also forming a bore along the longitudinal axis of the nozzle;
one or more bearings residing between the stator body and the surrounding rotor body to accommodate relative rotational movement between the rotor body and the stator body;
electro-magnetic coils designed to induce the relative rotational movement between the rotor body and the stator body in response to electrical current;
a proximal end configured to sealingly connect to a distal end of a jetting hose, and to receive a jetting fluid, wherein the jetting hose comprises electrical wires delivering current to the jetting nozzle during operation; and
a discharge slot at a distal end of the rotor body configured to deliver the high pressure jetting fluid at a designated spray angle for erosional excavation of a rock matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,167,660

MULTI-AXIS HINGES AND CONTAINERS INCLUDING THE SAME

BUCKHORN, INC., Milford,...

1. A container comprising:an access panel that defines a doorway that forms a recess extending from an upper perimeter of the container towards a base of the container;
a door configured to selectively close and open relative to the doorway;
a multi-axis hinge comprising a fixed access body in rotational engagement with an articulating body around a hinge rotational axis, wherein the fixed axis body is in rotational engagement with the access panel around a fixed axis of rotation, and wherein the multi-axis hinge comprises a door engagement member that is in rotational and sliding engagement with a sliding engagement member of the door around a sliding rotational axis to transition the door between a first state and a second state; and
wherein in the first state the door is secured to the access panel to mitigate rotation of the door around the fixed axis of rotation, and in the second state the door is unsecured from the access panel and is permitted to (i) translate with respect to the sliding rotational axis and (ii) rotate around the fixed axis of rotation, the hinge rotational axis, the sliding rotational axis, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,167,658

SIDE-LOAD HUNG WINDOW ASSEMBLY WITH SASH GUIDES

Caldwell Manufacturing Co...

1. A sash guide assembly for a hung window having a window sash, a window jamb, and a window balance assembly, the sash guide assembly comprising:a spacer comprising:
a cover portion having a horizontal upper wall, wherein a bottom surface of the horizontal upper wall contacts a top surface of an upper rail of the window sash in an installed configuration;
a first vertical side wall and a second vertical sidewall, each of the first vertical side wall and the second vertical side wall extending vertically from the horizontal upper wall and disposed generally perpendicular to the horizontal upper wall, the first vertical side wall being substantially parallel to the second vertical side wall;
a lower wall extending between the first vertical side wall and the second vertical side wall;
a latch member extending from the bottom surface of the horizontal upper wall, the latch member comprising a projection portion disposed at a lower end of the latch member, the projection portion having a first ramped surface and a second ramped surface adjacent to the first ramped surface; and
a recess defined by the horizontal upper wall, an inner surface of the first vertical side wall, and an inner surface of the second vertical side wall;
a receiver comprising:
a base portion;
an upper portion;
a front wall extending between the base portion and the upper portion, the front wall having an inner surface comprising a third ramped surface, a fourth ramped surface adjacent to the third ramped surface, and a fifth ramped surface adjacent to the fourth ramped surface, wherein the fifth ramped surface engages the second ramped surface of the spacer, the fifth ramped surface being substantially parallel to the second ramped surface in the installed configuration;
a third vertical side wall and a fourth vertical side wall extending between the base portion and the upper portion, the third vertical side wall being substantially parallel to the fourth vertical side wall;
a channel defined by the inner surface of the front wall, an inner surface of the third vertical side wall, and an inner surface of the fourth vertical side wall; and
an aperture extending between the inner surface of the front wall and an outer surface of the front wall; and
a fastener engaging the aperture of the receiver and a side rail of the window sash,
wherein the sash guide assembly is movable with the window sash with respect to the window jamb in the installed configuration, and wherein the recess of the spacer provides clearance for the sash guide assembly to pass over an uncurled end portion of a curl spring of the window balance assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,167,641

AIR CONTROL TRIGGER FOR INTEGRATED HANDHELD TEXTURE SPRAYER

Graco Minnesota, Inc., M...

1. A handheld sprayer comprising:a housing through which an air flow passage extends;
a compressed air source configured to generate an airflow within the air flow passage;
a spray tip positioned to receive airflow from the air flow passage;
a hopper connected to the housing and configured to discharge a fluid into the air flow passage
a first valve that modulates air flow within the air flow passage;
a bleed line extending between an outlet of the compressed air source and the hopper;
a trigger mounted to the housing;
a second valve that is positioned in the bleed line and connected to the trigger, and that modulates bleed airflow to the hopper from the compressed air source;
wherein actuation of the trigger controls discharge of the fluid from the hopper into the air flow passage, controls the first valve to change the airflow within the air flow passage, and controls the second valve to change the bleed airflow within the bleed line;
wherein actuation of the trigger increases both the discharge of the fluid from the hopper into the air flow passage and the bleed airflow from the compressed air source to the hopper.

US Pat. No. 10,167,633

TIE SYSTEM FOR INSULATED CONCRETE PANELS

IconX, LLC, Kansas City,...

1. A method of making an insulated concrete panel, said method comprising:(a) creating a plurality of substantially cylindrical tie openings that each extend through an insulation layer from a first surface of said insulation layer to an opposite second surface of said insulation layer;
(b) pouring a first layer of concrete;
(c) placing said insulation layer on said first layer of concrete, such that said first surface of said insulation layer is in contact with said first layer of concrete;
(d) inserting a wall tie into a plurality of said tie openings, with each of such wall ties comprising first and second end sections opposing a central section, wherein after said pouring of step (b) and said inserting of step (d), said first end section of each of said wall ties is at least partially embedded within said first layer of concrete; and
(e) pouring a second layer of concrete over said second surface of said insulation layer, wherein after said pouring of step (e), said second end portion of said wall tie is at least partially embedded within said second layer of concrete.

US Pat. No. 10,167,623

PREFABRICATED REINFORCED CONCRETE-FILLED STEEL PIPE SLEEVE JOINT

Qingdao University of Tec...

1. A prefabricated reinforced concrete-filled steel pipe sleeve joint, comprising: high-strength outsourcing steel pipes, reinforcement restraining plates, high-tensile reinforcements, transformation separation sleeves and an ordinary outsourcing steel pipe, wherein:two transformation separation sleeves are respectively located at an upper end and a lower end of the ordinary outsourcing steel pipe; one of the transformation separation sleeves, which is located at the upper end of the ordinary outsourcing steel pipe, is connected with one of the high-strength outsourcing steel pipes; the other transformation separation sleeve, which is located at the lower end of the ordinary outsourcing steel pipe, is connected with the other high-strength outsourcing steel pipe; the high-tensile reinforcements penetrate through the ordinary outsourcing steel pipe; upper ends and lower ends of the high-tensile reinforcements are respectively extended to interiors of the high-strength outsourcing steel pipes; the high-tensile reinforcements are connected with the transformation separation sleeves; the upper ends and the lower ends of the high-tensile reinforcements are respectively connected with the reinforcement restraining plates;
an outer stiffening ring is welded to an exterior of the ordinary outsourcing steel pipe and is connected with a steel beam by means of welding or bolting.

US Pat. No. 10,167,577

CHANNEL PLATE ADAPTER AND OPEN-END SPINNING DEVICE WITH A CHANNEL PLATE ADAPTER

Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG...

1. A channel plate adapter for use in a cover of a rotor housing of an open-end spinning device, wherein a rotor is rotatably arranged in the rotor housing, the channel plate adapter comprising:an output fiber channel that conveys fibers to the rotor, the output fiber channel having an inlet side where fibers enter and an outlet side from which the fibers exit towards the rotor;
the output fiber channel further comprising a bend between the inlet side and the outlet side, the bend splitting the output fiber channel into a first section formed between the inlet side and the bend, and a second section formed between the bend and the outlet side; and
wherein the bend changes direction of the second section relative to the first section such that the second section is angled relative to the first section towards the rotor in a direction counter to rotation of the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,167,563

STABILITY CONTROL OF A HYDROGEN GENERATING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Marine Power Products Inc...

1. A device for maintaining a performance of an electric-catalytic-hydrolysis system comprising:a. a reactor core comprising a basic solution maintained within the reactor core,
wherein the basic solution contains a hydrogen generating catalyst, wherein the hydrogen generating catalyst contains an aluminum complex, a copper complex, and a silver complex, and wherein the basic solution is maintained at a pH value below 9.5;
b. a controller to control a reaction condition such that a hydrogen generation reaction is optimized;
c. an oxidizer reactor; and
d. a light providing device in the oxidizer reactor configured to perform photolysis to regenerate the silver complex.

US Pat. No. 10,167,550

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

Aurora Flight Sciences Co...

1. A multi-functional composite structure comprising:a composite structure configured to pass structural loads, the composite structure having a plurality of structural composite fiber layers, each of the structural composite fiber layers comprising a matrix material;
a connector configured to interface with one or more electrical devices;
a composite conductor assembly electrically coupled with said connector, the composite conductor assembly having a moisture barrier resin adhesive and one or more carbon nanotube (CNT) conductors disposed between two or more insulating layers, wherein each of the two or more insulating layers comprising fiberglass,
wherein a first portion of the composite conductor assembly is embedded between a first set of two non-adjacent layers of said plurality of structural composite fiber layers,
wherein the first portion is substantially parallel to the first set of two non-adjacent layers,
wherein the two or more insulating layers electrically isolate the one or more CNT conductors from said plurality of structural composite fiber layers, and
wherein a second portion of the composite conductor assembly egresses from the multi-functional composite structure by traversing at least one of the plurality of structural composite fiber layers while maintaining electrical isolation between the composite conductor assembly's one or more CNT conductors and the plurality of structural composite fiber layers.

US Pat. No. 10,167,527

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR PROGRESSIVE SURFACE HARDENING

THYSSENKRUPP ROTHE ERDE G...

1. A method for a progressive induction surface hardening of a closed curved trace of a workpiece by a hardening device, comprising:providing:
a hardening device having:
an inductor configured to heat the workpiece to harden a surface thereof;
a sprayer configured to quench the heated workpiece; and
a sensor configured to sense a position of the workpiece with respect to the inductor; and
the workpiece;
wherein the workpiece is aligned vertically and is supported on an underside by rollers, wherein at least one of the rollers is driven by a motor; and
wherein the hardening device and workpiece are movable relative to one another in a direction of treatment when in a feeding mode;
applying a marking to the workpiece, the marking being detachable from the workpiece;
moving the closed curved trace of the workpiece and the hardening device relative to each other along a direction of treatment of the closed curved trace, while the hardening device is deactivated;
sensing the marking by the sensor of the hardening device as the marking moves to a predetermined position adjacent the sensor;
after said sensing of the marking, further moving the closed curved trace of the work piece and the hardening device relative to each other along the direction of treatment while the hardening device is still deactivated;
detecting, upon a sensing of the marking by the sensor, each of the beginning and end of the marking, as the closed curved trace and sensor move relative to each other along the direction of treatment; and
activating the hardening device when the end of the marking is detected during a first sensing of the marking at an initial zone of the closed curved trace;
moving the closed curved trace of the workpiece and the hardening device relative to each other along the direction of treatment of the closed curved trace while the hardening device is activated, such that unhardened portions of the closed curved trace become hardened as the hardening device moves thereby; and
deactivating the hardening device when the beginning of the fixed mark is detected during a second sensing of the marking at an end zone of the closed curved trace when the marking is sensed a second time by the sensor, such that the hardening device hardens the surface of the closed curved trace from the initial zone to the end zone along the direction of treatment, and leaving an unhardened slip zone disposed between the initial zone and the end zone, wherein the width of the unhardened slip zone corresponds to the width of the marking.

US Pat. No. 10,167,500

TAGGED OLIGONUCLEOTIDES AND THEIR USE IN NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION METHODS

GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED, ...

1. A method for the selective amplification and detection of at least one target nucleic acid sequence from a nucleic acid sample, said method comprising the steps of:(a) treating a nucleic acid sample comprising a target nucleic acid sequence with a tagged oligonucleotide comprising first and second regions, said first region comprising a target hybridizing sequence which hybridizes to a 3?-end of said target nucleic acid sequence and said second region comprising a tag sequence situated 5? to said target hybridizing sequence, wherein said second region does not stably hybridize to a target nucleic acid containing said target nucleic acid sequence;
(b) reducing in said nucleic acid sample the effective concentration of unhybridized tagged oligonucleotide having an active form in which a target hybridizing sequence of said unhybridized tagged oligonucleotide is available for hybridization to said target nucleic acid sequence;
(c) after step (b), initiating a nucleic acid polymerase dependent primer extension reaction from the 3? end of the tagged oligonucleotide hybridized to the target nucleic acid, thereby producing an extension product;
(d) separating the primer extension product from the target nucleic acid; and
(e) producing amplification products in an isothermal nucleic acid amplification reaction using first and second oligonucleotides, wherein said first oligonucleotide comprises a hybridizing sequence which hybridizes to a 3?-end of the complement of said target nucleic acid sequence and said second oligonucleotide comprises a hybridizing sequence which hybridizes to the complement of said tag sequence, wherein said second oligonucleotide does stably hybridize to said target nucleic acid, and wherein each of said amplification products comprises a base sequence which is substantially identical or complementary to the base sequence of said target nucleic acid sequence and further comprises a base sequence which is substantially identical or complementary to all or a portion of said tag sequence; and
(f) detecting the amplification products generated in step (e), wherein detecting the amplification products comprises exposing the amplification products to a probe having a hybridizing sequence which hybridizes to the amplification product.

US Pat. No. 10,167,309

ASYMMETRIC AUXILIARY GROUP

WAVE LIFE SCIENCES LTD., ...

1. A chiral reagent or a salt thereof, wherein the chiral reagent has the structure of the following chemical formula (I?):
wherein G1 is a hydrogen atom, a nitro group, a halogen atom, a cyano group, or a group of formula (II), (III) or (V), G2 is a nitro group, a cyano group, or a group of formula (III) or (V), or both G1 and G2 are taken together to form a group of formula (IV),

wherein G21 to G23 are independently a hydrogen atom, a nitro group, a halogen atom, a cyano group or C1-3 alkyl group,

wherein G31 to G33 are independently C1-4 alkyl group, C1-4 alkoxy group, C6-14 aryl group, C7-14 aralkyl group, C1-4 alkyl C6-14 aryl group, C1-4 alkoxy C6-14 aryl group, or C6-14 aryl C1-4 alkyl group,

wherein G41 to G46 are independently a hydrogen atom, a nitro group, a halogen atom, a cyano group or C1-3 alkyl group,

wherein G51 to G53 are independently a hydrogen atom, a nitro group, a halogen atom, a cyano group, C1-3 alkyl group or C1-3 alkyloxy group.

US Pat. No. 10,167,303

IRIDIUM ORGANOMETALLIC COMPLEX CONTAINING A SUBSTITUTED DIBENZO[F,H]QUINOXALINE AND AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING AN EMITTING LAYER CONTAINING THE IRIDIUM COMPLEX

UDC IRELAND LIMITED, Dub...

1. A compound of formula:wherein:each La is independently:

wherein:
a) R1 is H, C1-C8 alkyl or C3-C8 cycloalkyl, wherein the C3-C8 cycloalkyl may optionally be substituted by C1-C8 alkyl or C1-C8 perfluoroalkyl;
R2 is H or C1-C8 alkyl;
R3 is C1-C8 alkyl, Si(C1-C8 alkyl)3 or C3-C8 cycloalkyl; and
R8 is C1-C8 alkyl, Si(C1-C8 alkyl)3 or C3-C8 cycloalkyl; or
b) R1 is a group of formula:

wherein:
R4 is C1-C8 alkyl, CF3 or NR7R9;
R4? is C1-C8 alkyl or CF3;
R4?is C1-C8 alkyl or CF3;
R7 is phenyl, 1-naphthyl or 2-naphthyl; and
R9 is phenyl, 1-napthyl or 2-naphthyl; or
R7 and R9, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bonded, form a group of formula:

wherein:
each R10 is independently H or C1-C8 alkyl; and
R2 is H;
R3 is C1-C8 alkyl, Si(C1-C8 alkyl)3 or C3-C8 cycloalkyl; and
R8 is C1-C8 alkyl, Si(C1-C8 alkyl)3 or C3-C8 cycloalkyl; or
c) R1 and R2 together form a —(CH2)3— ring or —(CH2)4— ring, wherein the —(CH2)3— ring or —(CH2)4— ring may optionally be substituted by one or two C1-C8 alkyl and/or by one or two C1-C8 perfluoroalkyl;
R3 is C1-C8 alkyl, Si(C1-C8 alkyl)3 or C3-C8 cycloalkyl; and
R8 is C1-C8 alkyl, Si(C1-C8 alkyl)3 or C3-C8 cycloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,167,302

PHOSPHONATE NUCLEOSIDES USEFUL IN THE TREATMENT OF VIRAL DISEASES

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, ...

1. A compound of formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, or prodrug thereof selected from a phosphoramidate derivative, a SATE (S-acyl-2-thioethyl) ester derivative, a pivaloyloxymethyl (POM) derivative, an isopropyloxymethylcarbonyl (POC) derivative, a cyclo-saligenyl (cycloSal) derivative and an alkyloxyalkyl derivative,
wherein:
X is selected from O and NR11;
Y is selected from O, S and NR12;
A is selected from —(CR1R2)n-, —(CR9R10)—, —(CR9R10)—(CR1R2)n-, —(CR1R3)—(CR2R4)—(CR1R2)n-, —CR3?CR4—(CR1R2)n- and —C?C—(CR1R2)n-;
R1 and R2 are independently selected from H, alkyl, hydroxyl, hydroxymethyl and halogen;
R3 and R4 are independently selected from H and alkyl, or R3 and R4 together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached form a mono or bicyclic ring system selected from cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocycloalkenyl, aryl and heteroaryl;
R5 is selected from H, P(?O)(OH)2 and P(?O)(OH)—O—P(?O)(OH)2;
R6 is selected from H and alkyl;
R7 and R8 are independently selected from H, alkyl, halogen and hydroxymethyl
R9 and R10 together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a mono or bicyclic ring system selected from cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocycloalkyl and heterocycloalkenyl;
R11 is selected from H and alkyl;R12 is selected from H and alkyl;
m is 0, 1, 2 or 3;
n is 1, 2 or 3;
p is 0 or 1;
q is 0, 1, 2 or 3;
r is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5;
s is 0 or 1;
Base is a natural or non-natural nucleobase; and
wherein each alkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocycloalkyl, heterocycloalkenyl, aryl and heteroaryl may be optionally substituted.

US Pat. No. 10,167,293

[8-(PHENYLSULFONYL)-3,8-DIAZABICYCLO[3.2.1]OCT-3-YL](1H-1,2,3-TRIAZOL-4-YL)METHANONES

BAYER PHARMA AKTIENGESELL...

1. A compound of general formula (I):in which:R1 represents hydrogen, halogen, C1-C3-alkyl, C1-C3-haloalkyl, C1-C3-alkoxy, C1-C3-haloalkoxy, nitro or cyano;
R2 represents hydrogen, halogen, C1-C3-alkyl, C1-C3-haloalkyl, C1-C3-alkoxy, C1-C3-haloalkoxy, nitro, cyano or SF5;
R3 represents hydrogen, halogen, C1-C3-alkyl, C1-C3-haloalkyl, C1-C3-alkoxy, C1-C3-haloalkoxy, nitro or hydroxy;
R4 represents hydrogen, halogen, C1-C3-alkyl, C1-C3-haloalkyl, C1-C3-alkoxy, C1-C3-haloalkoxy, nitro, cyano or SF5;
R5 represents hydrogen, halogen, C1-C3-alkyl, C1-C3-haloalkyl, C1-C3-alkoxy, C1-C3-haloalkoxy, nitro or cyano;wherein R1 and R2 or R2 and R3 are optionally linked to one another in such a way that they jointly form a methylenedioxy, ethylenedioxy, ethyleneoxy, trimethyleneoxy or a group selected from:or a stereoisomer, a tautomer, an N-oxide, or a salt thereof, or a mixture of same.

US Pat. No. 10,167,285

SMALL-MOLECULE HSP90 INHIBITORS

Memorial Sloan Kettering ...

1. A compound of the formula:or a salt thereof,wherein the right side aryl ring optionally comprises one or more heteroatoms which are N or O, R is an amino alkyl moiety, optionally substituted on the amino nitrogen with one or two carbon-containing substituents selected independently from the group consisting of alkyl, alkenyl and alkynyl substituents, wherein the total number of carbons in the amino alkyl moiety is from 1 to 9;
X4 is hydrogen or halogen, wherein the halogen is F or Cl, or Br;
X3 is CH2, CF2, S, SO, SO2, O, NH, or NR2, wherein R2 is alkyl; and
X2 is halogen, alkyl, alkoxy, halogenated alkoxy, hydroxyalkyl, pyrollyl, optionally substituted aryloxy, alkylamino, dialkylamino, carbamyl, alkylamido, dialkylamido, acylamino, alkylsulfonylamido, trihalomethoxy, trihalocarbon, thioalkyl, SO2-alkyl, COO-alkyl, NH2, OH, or CN;
X1 has the formula —O—(CH2)n—O—, wherein n is 1 or 2, and one of the oxygens is bonded at the 5?-position of the aryl ring and the other at the 4?-position of the aryl ring; and
the compound comprises a radiolabeled atom.

US Pat. No. 10,167,283

?-LACTAMASE INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF

SUANZHU PHARMA CO., LTD.,...

1. A compound of Formula (I), a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, ester, solvate or stereoisomer thereof:
wherein,
R1 is —SO3M, —OSO3M, —SO2NH2, —PO3M, —OPO3M, —CH2CO2M, —CF2CO2M or CF3;
M is selected from H or a pharmaceutically acceptable cation;
Ring A is selected from the group consisting of 5- to 15-membered bridged cyclyl, 5- to 15-membered spiro cyclyl, 5- to 15-membered bridged heterocyclyl or 5- to 15-membered spiro heterocyclyl, which is optionally substituted with substituent(s) selected from the group consisting of halogen, amino, carboxyl, hydroxyl, cyano, C1-6 alkyl, halo C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkylamino or C1-6 alkylcarbonyl;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen atom, halogen, amino, carboxyl, hydroxyl, C1-6 alkyl, halo C1-6 alkyl, hydroxylC1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkoxyC1-6 alkyl, halo C1-6 alkoxy, halo C1-6 alkoxyC1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkylamino, di(C1-6 alkyl)amino, C1-6 alkylaminoC1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkylcarbonyl, halo C1-6 alkylcarbonyl, halo C1-6 alkylcarbonylC1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkylcarbonyloxy, C1-6 alkoxycarbonyl, C1-6 alkylcarbonyloxyC1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkylacylamino, C1-6 alkylaminocarbonyl, di(C1-6 alkyl)aminocarbonyl, C1-6 alkylsulfinyl, C1-6 alkylsulfonyl, C1-6 alkylsulfonylC1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkylsulfonylamino, C1-6 alkylsulfonyloxy, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, 3- to 8-membered cycloalkyl, 3- to 8-membered cycloalkyl-C1-6 alkyl, 6- to 8-membered aryl, 6- to 15-membered fused aryl, 4- to 15-membered fused cyclyl, 5- to 15-membered bridged cyclyl, 5- to 15-membered Spiro cyclyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl, 3- to 8-membered heterocyclyl-C1-6 alkyl, 5- to 8-membered heteroaryl, 5- to 15-membered fused heteroaryl, 4- to 15-membered fused heterocyclyl, 5- to 15-membered bridged heterocyclyl or 5- to 15-membered Spiro heterocyclyl.

US Pat. No. 10,167,280

SUBSTITUTED OXOPYRIDINE DERIVATIVES

BAYER PHARMA AKTIENGESELL...

1. A compound of the formula
in which
R1 is a group of the formula

where * is the attachment point to the oxopyridine ring,
R6 is chlorine,
R7 is fluorine, cyano, difluoromethyl, or difluoromethoxy,
R8 is hydrogen,
R2 is chlorine, cyano, methoxy, or difluoromethoxy,
R3 is methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, or n-butyl,
where methyl may be substituted by a substituent selected from the group consisting of cyclopropyl, cyclobutyl, cyclohexyl, tetrahydro-2H-pyranyl, oxazolyl, and pyridyl,
in which cyclobutyl and cyclohexyl may be substituted by 1 to 2 substituents selected independently from the group consisting of hydroxyl and methoxy,
and
in which oxazolyl may be substituted by a methyl substituent,
and
where ethyl, n-propyl, and n-butyl may be substituted by a substituent selected from the group consisting of methoxy and trifluoromethoxy,
R4 is hydrogen,
R5 is a group of the formula

where # is the attachment point to the nitrogen atom,
R12 is hydrogen or fluorine,
R13 is hydroxyl or —NHR14,
in which
R14 is hydrogen, methyl, or ethyl,or a salt thereof, a solvate thereof, or a solvate of the salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,167,236

METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN INORGANIC COATING TO AMMONIUM NITRATE-BASED PARTICLES

YARA INTERNATIONAL ASA, ...

20. A method for reducing caking of an ammonium nitrate-based fertilizer, the method comprising applying the inorganic coating according to 13 on a particulate ammonium nitrate-based fertilizer.

US Pat. No. 10,167,204

GRAVITY FILTER DESIGNS CONFIGURED FOR INCREASED RESIDENCE TIME

Helen of Troy Limited, S...

1. A water filter pitcher assembly comprising:a pitcher body comprising a pitcher floor and a pitcher sidewall extending from the pitcher floor; and
a pour tray coupled to the pitcher body, the pour tray comprising:
a pour tray floor;
a pour tray sidewall extending upward from the pour tray floor; and
a filter housing extending below the pour tray floor, the filter housing comprising a housing floor, a housing sidewall extending between the housing floor and the pour tray floor, and at least one filter housing outlet disposed along one of more of the housing floor and the housing sidewall;
a filter media cartridge disposed inside the filter housing comprising filter media, wherein the filter media cartridge further comprises a cartridge floor spaced above the housing floor, a cartridge sidewall extending away from the cartridge floor, and at least one filter media cartridge outlet disposed along one or more of the cartridge floor and the cartridge sidewall; and
a riser spaced between the housing sidewall and the cartridge sidewall and extending vertically above the cartridge floor, and wherein the riser forms a conduit volume that surrounds a bottom portion of said cartridge sidewall.

US Pat. No. 10,167,202

ENHANCED METAL RECOVERY THROUGH OXIDATION IN LIQUID AND/OR SUPERCRITICAL CARBON DIOXIDE

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

11. A method comprising: oxidizing a metal-containing feedstock in a reactor with liquid and/or supercritical fluid carbon dioxide and at least one oxidant, wherein the oxidant is free of complexing agent and optionally the metal-containing feedstock is not subjected to ultrafine grinding, wherein aqueous alkali solution is added to the reactor.

US Pat. No. 10,167,182

VACUUM SIDE AIR VENT

The Coca-Cola Company, A...

1. A method for removing air within an air chamber, comprising:receiving a flow of a fluid at a first port of the air chamber from a fluid source in fluid communication with the air chamber;
dispensing the fluid at a second port of the air chamber; and
reversing the flow to draw the fluid into the air chamber to purge air within any one of the air chamber and the fluid source through a third port by reversing a pump.

US Pat. No. 10,167,160

TEMPORARY PAPER MONEY STORAGE DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

GRG BANKING EQUIPMENT CO....

1. A banknote temporary storage device, comprising:a storage coiling block driven by a motor,
a first sensor,
a second sensor and
a conveying passage, wherein
the first sensor is arranged at an entrance of the banknote temporary storage device, and configured to detect whether there is a banknote entering into the banknote temporary storage device;
the second sensor is arranged between the first sensor and the storage coiling block, and configured to detect whether a banknote completely enters into the banknote temporary storage device; and
the conveying passage is located between the first sensor and the second sensor, and configured to convey banknotes to the banknote temporary storage device at a constant speed V,
wherein the banknote temporary storage device further comprises:
a timing unit, configured to obtain a time period ?t1 between a time when the front end of a banknote enters into the first sensor and a time when the back end of the banknote leaves the first sensor;
a calculating unit, configured to calculate a width W of the banknote based on the time period ?t1 obtained by the timing unit, calculate a bump radius Rbump of the storage coiling block where a bump is to be generated, based on the width W, and determine a condition of generating a bump on the storage coiling block based on the bump radius Rbump;
a detecting unit, configured to detect whether the condition of generating a bump on the storage coiling block is met, based on a real-time radius Rreal-time of the storage coiling block; and
an interval control unit, configured to change an interval d between banknotes on the storage coiling block in a pre-set control manner to eliminate a bump, in a case that the detecting unit detects that the condition of generating a bump on the storage coiling block is met.

US Pat. No. 10,167,145

PICK OR PUT STATION WITH CONTROLLABLE RECEPTACLE EXCHANGE

Dematic Corp., Grand Rap...

1. A receptacle exchange that is adapted to supply and retrieve a receptacle with respect to a process location at which an operator processes the receptacle by picking articles from or putting articles to a receptacle, said receptacle exchange comprising:a lift that is adapted to elevate a receptacle from a supply location to the process location;
an extractor that is adapted to retrieve a receptacle from the process location to an extracted location;
a first drive that moves said lift between the supply location and the process location and that moves said extractor between the process location and the extracted location;
a second drive that moves an inclination of said extractor; and
a control, said control controlling said first and second drives, wherein said control is adapted to separately set a contour of an insertion inclination profile of said extractor as it moves between the extracted location and the process location and the contour of a retraction inclination profile of said extractor as it moves between the process location and the extracted location.

US Pat. No. 10,167,137

FLAME RESISTANT VISCOSE FILTER APPARATUS AND METHOD

EFIP Holdings LP, Dunedi...

1. A kitchen vent hood filter assembly, the filter assembly comprising:a filter pad comprising oleophilic fibers and viscose fibers, wherein:
the filter pad is formed through at least one of thermo-bonding, air-laid, and spunbond;
approximately 25% of the viscose fibers have a linear density between between 8-9 denier;
approximately 25% of the viscose fibers have a linear density of approximately 2 denier;
the viscose fibers comprise approximately 50% of the fibers of the filter pad; and
the oleophilic fibers comprise approximately 50% of the fibers of the filter pad;
a bonding emulsion; and
a structural support providing support to the filter pad to maintain the filter pad in a generally flat configuration and to allow installation of the filter pad within a ventilation hood.

US Pat. No. 10,167,123

NON-REMOVABLE TAMPER RESISTANT LID

1. A tamper resistant lid comprising:a centre axis;
an outer member;
an inner member;
the outer member and the inner member each comprise an outer surface, an inner surface, a circular base having a circular wall extending around a periphery of the circular base wherein a distal surface of a distal end of the inner member comprises a first tilting surface inclined in a distal direction from the inner surface toward the outer surface of the inner member, and the outer member comprises a second tilting surface arranged on a proximal surface of a circumferential lock flange at a distal end of the outer member, the second tilting surface inclined in a proximal direction toward the centre axis of the tamper resistant lid, the first tilting surface and the second tilting surface providing a hook like lock configuration of the inner member with respect to the outer member; and
the outer member comprises at least one stop member, the at least one stop member having a third tilting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,167,111

TAMPER-EVIDENT REUSABLE PACKAGE CLOSURE

VELCRO BVBA, Deinze (BE)...

1. A reusable closure system, comprising:a base configured to be bonded to underlying package material and including a first field of touch fasteners having one or more cut-lines therein defining a hinged pull-tab assembly; and
a hinged lid configured for movement between open and closed positions relative to the base and including a second touch fastener field that is complementary to the first touch fastener field, such that the first and second touch fastener fields engage with one another to provide a secure closure when the lid is in the closed position;
wherein upon opening of the lid, the hinged pull-tab assembly is exposed so that the pull-tab assembly can be selectively peeled back to its hinge while simultaneously removing a frangible region of the packaging material to which the base can be bonded to form a resulting hole in the packaging material, and so that the peeled-back pull-tab assembly can be securely stowed against the lid by operation of the first and second touch fastener fields thereby providing a lid-based plug configured to engage the resulting hole in the packaging material when the lid is in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,167,099

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EXPANDING AND ERECTING COLLAPSED OR FOLDED CARDBOARD PACKAGINGS TO STANDING ARRANGED COMPARTMENTS AND/OR OUTER PACKAGINGS

Krones Aktiengesellschaft...

1. An apparatus (01) for expanding and erecting collapsed or folded cardboard packagings (02) to standing compartments and/or outer packagings (03), comprising:a cardboard packaging supply (04) comprising at least one stack (41) of flatly collapsed cardboard packagings (02) arranged lying on top of each other,
an erecting device (05) arranged next to the cardboard packaging supply (04) as seen in the direction of a horizontal axis (11), and
a gripping device (06) for the simultaneous seizing one topmost cardboard packaging (02) from each stack (41) of the cardboard packaging supply (04), wherein:
the cardboard packagings (02) comprise a plurality of cardboard packaging walls (22) interconnected with each other, one forming a top flat side (23) and one forming a bottom flat side (24) of a flatly collapsed cardboard packaging (02),
the gripping device (06) has at least one tool (61) for holding the top flat side (23) of the cardboard packaging wall (22),
the gripping device (06) has at least one manipulator (62) with a manipulator head (63) that is at least movable along a horizontal axis (11), wherein the at least one tool (61) is arranged at the manipulator head (63) so that the at least one tool (61) is movable at least horizontally between the cardboard packaging supply (04) and the erecting device (05),
the erecting device (05) has at least one carrier (51) that is rotatable about a horizontal pivoting axis (13) from a horizontal position to a vertical position and vice versa,
the erecting device (05) has at least one tool (52), arranged at its at least one carrier (51), for each cardboard packaging (02) that is simultaneously seizable by the gripping device (06),
the at least one tool (52), in its horizontal position, seizes each cardboard packaging (02), at its bottom flat side (24),
each cardboard packaging (02) is expanded to a set of compartments and/or to an outer packaging (03) by an increase of the distance between the at least one tool (61) of the gripping device (06) and the at least one tool (52) of the erecting device (05) along a vertical axis (12), and
the at least one tool (52) holds each cardboard packaging (02) at least until the at least one carrier (51) has rotated about the horizontal pivoting axis (13) from its horizontal position into its vertical position so that access openings through which articles can be introduced into the expanded compartments and/or outer packaging (03) are in a vertical plane.

US Pat. No. 10,167,076

CORRUGATED LIFT FAN ROTOR

Kitty Hawk Corporation, ...

1. A rotor, comprising:an upper skin;
a lower skin; and
an at least partly corrugated core encased between the upper skin and the lower skin;
wherein the core includes a first portion associated with a central disk portion of the rotor and a second portion associated with one or more rotor blade portions of the rotor.